Here’s how this week’s arts and culture column begins:
Recently, a friend recommended the podcast New Polity. A 30-episode series called “Good Money” sounded especially relevant to Lenten almsgiving.
Marc Barnes and Jacob Imam, out of Steubenville, Ohio, are the hosts.
If you can set aside their juvenile potshots at libs, hippies, Democrats, and the West Coast; their lumping of all “rich people” into one perdition-bound category; and their obsession with Jeff Bezos, the series is packed with good, radical meat.
“Two Rules for Money,” the first episode for example, establishes that money is essentially for spending, not hoarding—a Gospel concept that goes entirely against our “American,” holdover Puritan-work-ethic way of thrift, saving, and storing up.
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