The portrayal of “imaginary” things, (like religions, countries, and corporations), that we sapiens use to organize ourselves made me smile every time it came up.
Some words I learned:
perdition: eternal damnation
polity: an organized society, State, (OED’s 2nd definition).
As money brings down the dams of community, religion and state, the world is in danger of becoming one big and rather heartless marketplace.
from the chapter “The Scent of Money”
No Oxford comma. Hmmm.