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
The Ox-Bow Incident
I just added to my fiction readings page a note on this curious 1940 antifascist western fantasy (from my notebook of 1982): Walter Van Tilburg Clark, The Ox-Bow Incident.