The New Economy; A Peaceable Solution Of The Social Problem by Laurence GronlundThe New Economy; A Peaceable Solution Of The Social Problem by Laurence Gronlund

The New Economy; A Peaceable Solution Of The Social Problem

byLaurence Gronlund

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1907. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV FREEDOM "There are two freedoms: The false freedom, where a man can do what he likes, and the true freedom, where he can do what he ought." --Charles Kingsley. In the previous chapter we came to the conclusion, that Collectivism will reconstruct morality on an intelligible, unimpeachable basis, thereby making it into a law, instead of a mere sentiment. We pass over to a discussion of freedom, which on one hand is closely connected with economics and on the other hand is a prerequisite to living a moral life. Freedom is the point that connects collectivism and morality. Now, what does it mean to be "free"? We have in our English language two words: "liberty" and "freedom," that we unfortunately are in the habit of using indiscriminately. And yet, we may be sure, that there is a difference, even an important difference, between them, just as we in the next chapter shall see there is between individualism and individuality. Liberty, in the first place, is a Latin word, while freedom is of Anglo-Saxon origin; liberty, next, is a purely negative term, but freedom is decidedly positive. Liberty simply denotes the absence of restraint; to be "at liberty" means not to be controlled. Now it is easy enough to see, as soon as we only reflect, that the condition of not being restrained may under some circumstances be a very bad one, as under others it is a very good one; but we rarely think of this, for liberty happens to be a splendid illustration of the magic power which mere words may have over us. We say deliberately that liberty has unfortunately in our country degenerated into a most pernicious condition. Some time ago an employer, who liked to roll "liberty" under his tongue, was as a witness asked to give his definition. He answered: "Why, liberty is the ...
Title:The New Economy; A Peaceable Solution Of The Social ProblemFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217123384

ISBN - 13:9780217123389