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
Lucretius, Man Of Modern Mystery : Krulwich Wonders... : NPR
This is a marvelous story. Thanks to Poggio and to all the others who preserved this quite amazing text.