He states in one of the interviews that the welfare state and massive corporations act as mother and keep people dependent and child-like:
“Well, you know, every squirrel knows how to take care of itself. The welfare state is the mother, all right, in her all-absorbing power – ‘Won’t you come to me, darling? I’ll take care of you. Kiss mama!‘” (page 80-81)
A number of great Joseph Campbell quotations are so practical and yet spiritually fulfilling. Economics, rationality, and spiritual warmth are not separate things!
– John Lett (Readings), Value$: A Mixed Economy
image of Joseph Campbell from photograph owner: Joan Halifax (Upaya), from Flickr Creative Commons