The political antagonisms of right now are not controversies over final questions of philosophy, however opposing answers to the question how a goal that every one acknowledge as reliable may be achieved most rapidly and with the least sacrifice. This goal, at which all men goal, is the best possible satisfaction of human wants; it’s prosperity and abundance. Of course, this is not all that men aspire to, but it is all that they will expect to realize by resort to external means and by means of social cooperation.
The inner blessings—happiness, peace of mind, exaltation—must be sought by every man inside himself alone. they have to concede that solely capitalism and liberalism, only personal property and the unhampered exercise of entrepreneurs, can assure the very best productiveness of human labor.
But they cannot hope for any special therapy from liberalism, a system in which no heed is paid to … Read More