We destroy the beauty of the countryside because the un-appropriated splendors of nature have no economic value. We are capable of shutting off the sun and the stars because they do not pay a dividend. — John Maynard Keynes
Thanks to Fimoculous, I discovered two great, deep-thinking sites. On literature, check out Moby Lives. And for plunging deeper yet into philosophical questions, try the mysteriously-named wood s lot.