“I waited three days for Jesus to resurrect; surely I can wait three days for my toilet paper.”

Hillary Watson takes a critical approach to capitalism, efficiency, and convenience in light of her church’s recent subscription to Amazon Prime. She writes: “Amazon Prime is not quite the devil. But it certainly approaches idolatry, as we worship the deity of convenience, the deity of avoiding human interaction, the deity of individualism and entitlement and instant gratification.” Watson also asks whether our economic development efforts — such as Ten Thousand Villages — are really any different from capitalistic giants like Amazon. Perhaps even our best-intended efforts have been co-opted by the powers of global capitalism.

Read the full article here: Global Economics, Part 1: Amazon Prime as Devil