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On the borders and beyond/2 - While the individualistic market triumphs and shakes
by Luigino Bruni
published in Avvenire on 29/01/2017
"All passions have a phase when they are merely disastrous, when they drag down their victim with the weight of stupidity — and a later, very much later phase when they wed the spirit, when they "spiritualize" themselves."
F. Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols (English translation by by Walter Kaufmann and R.J. Hollingdale)
A particularly important form of the "creative destruction" of the capitalism of our time is the one it performs about religion. Market economy has grown and keeps growing with the consumption of the sacred territory, which, deconsecrated and turned into an undifferentiated and anonymous profane space, has become a new area cleared for trading. The merchants are back in the temple, all the temple is becoming a marketplace, even the sancta sanctorum (the holy of holies) was put to produce income.