Monday, April 27, 2015

Conditions for a machine economy

"As long as this universe lasts, the conditions in which a machine economy can be created and maintained are unalterable; and they exclude collectivism. One variation of the "historic necessity" theory is that "human nature can be changed." If that were true in the vital characteristic, so that men lost the right of liberty and the desire for it, those "changed" ex-human beings would thereby become incapable of inventing and operating machines. The inventions of man are of the spirit, not of materialism; and it is a crime against humanity to take the products of that divine endowment and throw them to the slave-drivers of Communism, to be trampled in the filth of a barracoon." ~ Isabel Paterson in The God of The Machine (Published in 1943)

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