Contemplating Berry’s ‘Two Economies’ by Dan Grubbs | Jun 17, 2016 | Stewardculture | 2 comments 2 Comments Mr. Bill on June 21, 2016 at 5:33 pm Sometimes we forget that it all starts with the soil. The beneficial microorganisms in the soils are the key to plants and our survival. Mr Bill Dan Grubbs on June 21, 2016 at 6:57 pm Thanks for the note, Mr. Bill. It’s astounding how little we humans know about the soil from which we’ve been created and the teeming life that is right under our feet. Soil gives us a glimpse into the divine Mind and illustrates just how intricate His creation is and how awe inspiring it can be to us if we only stop and contemplate it for a bit. I’m sure Wendell had this in mind when he originally suggest that an “energy economy” would be inclusive enough to work in this world because it must include the growth or despoliation of soil in the calculus of an energy economy; whereas, a money economy won’t have to figure the cost of soil despoliation until it ultimately collapses and production of food is more difficult than it is even today.