In her book, Life Abundant.
Rethinking Theology and Economy
for a Planet in Peril,

Sallie McFague quotesMartin Luther King Jr.:

“We are called upon to help the discouraged beggars in life’s marketplace. But one day we must come to see that an edifice which produced beggars needs restructuring.”

And McFague writes:

Our critique is that we have allowed economic theory to tell us who we are; we have let it become our ideology, even our religion. We have allowed the economy not just to produce things, but people—the people we have become at the beginning of the twenty-first century. We have become consumers—not citizens, or children of God, or lovers of the world, but consumers.