tthor Wrote:
May 03, 2013 10:34 AM
There is no doubt that capitalism works *best* when combined with the classical liberalism of John Locke, which establishes the proper chain of authority in this world: God first, then the individual, and finally, both last and least, the state. Following Lockean precepts, slave wages would be intolerable. As Locke put it, "...reason, which is that law, teaches all mankind, who will but consult it, that being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty, or possessions... and being furnished with like faculties, sharing all in one community of nature, there cannot be supposed any such subordination among us, that may authorize us to destroy one another, as if we were made for one another’s uses,...