Economy and Economics In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries. In our time, the curse is monetary illiteracy, just as inability to read plain print was the curse of earlier centuries.YOU MAY ALSO LIKE »Nothing written for pay is worth printing. Only what has been written against the market.The curse of me and my nation is that we always think things can be bettered by immediate action of some sort, any sort rather than no sort.With one day’s reading a man may have the key in his hands.Properly, we should read for power. Man reading should be man intensely alive. The book should be a ball of light in one’s hand.If a patron buys from an artist who needs money (needs money to buy tools, time, food), the patron then makes himself equal to the artist; he is building art into the world; he creates.We do NOT know the past in chronological sequence. It may be convenient to lay it out anesthetized on the table with dates pasted on here and there, but what we know we know by ripples and spirals eddying out from us and from our own time.