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An Excerpt from “Ad Valorem,” the Closing Essay of Unto This Last

An Excerpt from “Ad Valorem,” the Closing Essay of Unto This Last ORGANIZATION & ENVIRONMENT Ruskin / “A / D March VALOREM” 2000 AN EXCERPT FROM “AD VALOREM,” THE CLOSING ESSAY OF UNTO THIS LAST JOHN RUSKIN t is, therefore, the manner and issue of consumption which are the real I tests of production. Production does not consist in things laboriously made, but in things serviceably consumable; and the question for the nation is not how much labour it employs, but how much life it produces. For as consumption is the end and aim of production, so life is the end and aim of consumption. I left this question to the reader’s thought two months ago, choosing rather that he should work it out for himself than have it sharply stated to him. But now, the ground being sufficiently broken (and the details into which the several questions, here opened, must lead us, being too complex for discussion in the pages of a peri- odical, so that I must pursue them elsewhere), I desire, in closing the series of intro- ductory papers, to leave this one great fact clearly stated. THERE IS NO WEALTH BUT LIFE. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Organization & Environment SAGE

An Excerpt from “Ad Valorem,” the Closing Essay of Unto This Last

Organization & Environment , Volume 13 (1): 6 – Mar 1, 2000

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ORGANIZATION & ENVIRONMENT Ruskin / “A / D March VALOREM” 2000 AN EXCERPT FROM “AD VALOREM,” THE CLOSING ESSAY OF UNTO THIS LAST JOHN RUSKIN t is, therefore, the manner and issue of consumption which are the real I tests of production. Production does not consist in things laboriously made, but in things serviceably consumable; and the question for the nation is not how much labour it employs, but how much life it produces. For as consumption is the end and aim of production, so life is the end and aim of consumption. I left this question to the reader’s thought two months ago, choosing rather that he should work it out for himself than have it sharply stated to him. But now, the ground being sufficiently broken (and the details into which the several questions, here opened, must lead us, being too complex for discussion in the pages of a peri- odical, so that I must pursue them elsewhere), I desire, in closing the series of intro- ductory papers, to leave this one great fact clearly stated. THERE IS NO WEALTH BUT LIFE. Life, including all its powers of love, of joy, and of admiration. That country is

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