I’m recording Emerson’s set of essays “Conduct of Life” for librivox; it’s a long tedious task, and I am putting parts of my work up for consideration on my own webpage till I’m done. Today I finished “wealth,” the third essay in the group. What Emerson says seems to me quite revolutionary, it still makes immediate sense today in our own economic sense and our sense of employment. I also think that this essay especially should be read across Thoreau’s “Life Without Principle,” as the two men are mostly sharply differentiated on this issue. Poverty is best for Thoreau, but Emerson sees every man in his proper place as rich.
\~ @M@ ~/