Money in The Bank

MONEY PROBLEMS often lead to marriage problems; but Americans now seem to be doing their families a favor. Use of credit cards is down and savings rates are up. Consumer debt did not rise from May to August, for the first time since 1992. Survey respondents claim the trend is likely to continue.

Over the next six months

Source: Gallup Poll cited by The New York Times, Oct. 18

The Earth is Not Our Mother

“The main point of Christianity was this: that Nature is not our mother: Nature is our sister. We can be proud of her beauty, since we have the same father; but she has no authority over us; we have to admire, but not to imitate.”—G.K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy