The Relation of Government to Industry

The Relation of Government to Industry

The Relation of Government to Industry

The Relation of Government to Industry

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All progress is founded upon the desire of mankind for human betterment. Liberty, freedom, the right of the individual to meet his fellow man upon terms of equality, these are the foundation stones upon which human advancement rests. Liberty, freedom, progress, betterment, these are the great underlying fundamentals that have throughout the ages advanced civilization to its present high state. All science, all invention, all development, is built upon these fundamental human characteristics. It is these mighty forces that some individuals affect to believe can be rendered impotent. As well attempt to check the tides, or halt the coming of the seasons. The very insistence of the demand is its danger, for impatient of restraint, unwilling to wait upon the slow evolution of generations, it has sought and will seek again short cuts and quack remedies, only to find that there is no royal road, and that whenever, and wherever, sound economics are ignored the penalty is always paid, the bitter cup of disappointment always drained to the dregs.

Progress of this kind cannot be halted; it may for one reason or another be checked for brief periods; it may move temporarily in the wrong direction, but of one thing we may be certain, it will not remain dormant over any long period of time.

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