Psalm of the Market


The Invisible Hand is my Shepherd,

I shall not want.

It leads me to Eutrophied Waters,

Polluted by Industrial Waste and Litter.

It makes me lie down in what once were Green Pastures,

Converted to Shopping Malls, Big Boxes everywhere.

Yea though I encounter fierce Competition,

I fear no Loss,

For It is with me.

Its Methods of Allocation and Distribution comfort me, and

It restores my Capital.

As I pursue Profit and recklessly squander Resources,

It promises Maximization of my Utility.

From It comes Production and Consumption, and

Economic Growth without Limit.

I glorify Its Efficiency, and

I shall dwell in the Temples of Commerce forever.