As the sharing economy builds steam, collaborative consumption is becoming the name of the game instead of individual acquisitiveness
Hoarding, as disordered acquisitiveness
, as equivalent to the capital sin of avarice, ruptures and deadens our relationship with God.
Poverty: The church in the spirit of Innocent III meant a church of wealth, pomp and circumstance, acquisitiveness
and financial scandal.
All fine and dandy as Cheltenham is the cash cow among the Jockey Club's courses, but there is an increasing acquisitiveness
about the Jockey Club attitude to the home of jumping, a feeling that it would like to see the course run more as branch office than a proudly independent province as it has been these last three decades.
After successive instalments annually of this epic operatic vision we reached its denouement last Tuesday with 'Gotterdammerung', possibly the most flawed of the four episodes in terms of structure and adherence to Wagner's own aims, but certainly a satisfying conclusion to all the cycle's farrago of family-relationships, acquisitiveness
, deception, and far-reaching vacillation between god-like decree and human frailty.
They do no more than exhibit - on a vastly larger scale - exactly the same kind of rampant acquisitiveness
that drove the looters to pillage sports-shops.
As such, it bespeaks the attitudes and acquisitiveness
of the citizens whom it serves.
The works of patriarchal authors reflect the uncertain identity of Jews and women as a tertium comparationis in which a type of neurotic acquisitiveness
becomes apparent in both groups.
Cornish's inextinguishable acquisitiveness
, his disparate and apparently anarchic enthusiasms, are reflected in every art collector I know--including, on a very small scale, myself.
Capitalism's defenders sometimes argue that the spirit of acquisitiveness
is so deeply ingrained in human nature that nothing can dislodge it.
It must be mentioned that the ground had been cleared, on one hand, by the growth of unashamed acquisitiveness
under the banner of laissez faire, laissez passer, and, on the other hand, by the triumph of the democratic principle.
Those questions have most often been asked of New England in the long shadow of Perry Miller's declension narrative, whereby the faith of the early Puritans gradually eroded before the onslaught of material acquisitiveness
Wheat farming gradually produced a stable society in which rising material prosperity created a rural middle class (and a social elite as well) that demonstrated increasing financial wherewithal through higher levels of material acquisitiveness
Whereas French acquisitiveness
in Italy and Egypt was spoliation and theft to British eyes, their own efforts were presented as altogether more noble.
Sombart, unlike Weber and Simmel was the sort of anti-Semite who attributed the acquisitiveness
endemic in Uirn-of-the-century capitalist society to the personal characteristics of Jews.