How should we begin to make amends for raising a generation obsessed with the pursuit of material wealth and indifferent to so much else? Perhaps we might start by reminding ourselves and our children that it wasn’t always thus. Thinking “economistically”, as we have done now for thirty years, is not intrinsic to humans. There was a time when when we ordered our lives differently.
— Tony Judt in Ill Fares the Land (2010)