Excerpt from The Social Trinity: A New Science of Political Economy
Economics, being the first of the social sciences, deals with the relationship existing between men and the community, including their obligations to render such social service to each other as will promote the common good. These obligations - which chiefly concern the ethics and economics of labour - we have tried to state clearly and simply.
The embittered relationship of the classes is mostly due to the prevalence of false ideas regarding these economic obligations, the early economists having, in the name of science, taught a theory that violated not only economic law but logic, and also the law of necessity - better known as commonsense.
The greatest of ethical teachers was also the greatest of social scientists, and by precept and example taught that man's contract obligations were not to be bartered for mere personal interests, no matter how tempting. He was also a working craftsman, and taught a Gospel of Labour - that men should work, and their employers pay them justly, if not benevolently.
If not an imperialist, this Great Teacher was a Patriot.
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