Current world systems leave life beholden to capital, for without it we do not have access to our basic human rights. Cole Harris (2004, p. 172) writes, as Marx and subsequently others have noted, that the(From here: http://www2.humboldt.edu/hjsr/issues/isspatial energy of capitalism works to de-territorialize people (that is, to detach them from prior bonds between people and place) and to re-territorialize them in relation to the requirements of capital (that is, to land conceived as resources and freed from the constraints of custom and to labor detached from land)."
Capitalism is opposed to sacredness? That isn't what the quote is saying, but doesn't feel like much of a stretch, given "freed from the constraints of custom" and "detach them from prior bonds".
Semi-relatedly, by Fr Stephen Freeman (with credit to vaecrius for bringing this to my attention):
Second, debt is slavery, pure and simple. [...]
Finally, a world that works by debt is a world whose economy depends on slavery. We are still living in a slave economy. Our “rhetoric” makes us “free” but our reality is slavery. I do not wish to be political, but I am deeply opposed to the American system that has created debt slaves out of an entire generation through college loans. These were extremely minimal when I was in school – we paid my wife’s off in about 3 years – and they were very, very small. Today, the American government has created an almost infinite amount of capital available for these loans, and passed a law that forbids them ever being forgiven (bankruptcy). That same endless amount of money has allowed colleges to raise tuition at 5 times the rate of inflation, resulting in ridiculous amounts of debt.