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- adj. Related to wealth as far as it can be calculated in terms of money.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Relating or pertaining to finance or the science of wealth.
- n. Same as chrematistics.
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The sustainable degrowth movement insists on the non-chrematistic value of local, reciprocal services.
Thus the unnatural—chrematistic—means of ministering to the natural life-process becomes elevated as the end of social life:
Aristotle condemns usury because it is the most extreme and dangerous form of chrematistic acquisition, or the art of making money for its own sake.
He had published in 1500 at Paris a chrematistic work entitled _Collectanea Adagiorum_, a collection of
23 In contrast to this household or “economic” form is the “chrematistic” form of unnatural acquisition.
As we have seen above, in discussing the legitimacy of commerce, buying cheap and selling dear was one form of chrematistic acquisition, which could only be justified by the presence of certain motives; and usury, according to the philosopher, was a still more striking example of the same kind of acquisition, because it consisted in making money from money, which was thus employed for a function different from that for which it had been originally invented.
The scholastics, in addition to condemning commerce on the authority of the patristic texts, condemned it also on the Aristotelean ground that it was a chrematistic art, and this consideration, as we have seen above, enters into Aquinas's article on the subject. [