Essential Limits Berry, Wendell. "Faustian Economics: Hell Hath No Limits." Harper's Magazine. The Harper's Magazine Foundation, May 2008. Web. 20 Aug. 2011.
Read this article In the article, “Faustian Economics: Hell Hath No Limits” by Berry Wendell, the culturally significant issue has to do with the idea of having limits. Without limits, Wendell believes the population will essentially use up all of our resources if there is no change in our spending and wasting habits. In a sense, the population will need to understand that we are potentially omniscient and omnipotent. The author discusses his beliefs that the world will have to start over with a new and much more wise mind set. The population keeps spending, wasting, consuming and polluting our earth with no sense of what will happen in years to come. Berry believes that the world has come to a misunderstanding of importance, maintaining that the population has a right to be as wasteful as they want. Wendell states, “The dominant response, in short, is a dogged belief that what we call the American Way of Life will prove somehow indestructible. We will keep on consuming, spending, wasting, and driving, as before, at any cost to anything and everybody but ourselves.” The authors view on limits clearly shows he has no hope for our depleting resources as he refers to our population to be wasting at a cost of their life and they don’t even have a clue. The authors' point of view is definitely worth thinking about because it has to do with our life here on earth. If America can come to a mutual understanding and motivate each other, the world will not only start to be a better place but we can all help in the fight towards eliminating the wastefulness and unnecessary spending. The ideas and mindsets that the population has set forth towards limitlessness needs to be eliminated if America plans on having plentiful resources for a much longer period of time. There are many people today who have no idea nor have ever thought about the damage that they have contributed to the world. Believing there are no ends to our resources will allow America to keep foolishly using and wasting our resources. The idea of fossil fuels is critical for the human race to comprehend. Wendell points out that our resources are depleting and there needs to be new and improved forms of conservation. Essentially the author believes the population should work harder on understanding that we cannot believe in limitless resources because it will be at a huge cost to the earths population in the end.