Mankind which began in a cave and behind a windbreak will end in the disease-soaked ruins of a slum.
Bad as our urban conditions often are, there isnot a slum in the country which has a third of the infantile death- rate of the royal family in the middle ages.1924 Daedalus, or Science and the Future.
Making the rich poorer does not make the poor richer, but it does make the state stronger and it does increase the power of officials and politicians, power more menacing, more permanent and less useful than market power within the rule of law. Inequality of income can only be eliminated at the cost of freedom. The pursuit of income equality will turn this country into a totalitarian slum.keith joseph
Mankind which began in a cave and behind a windbreak will end in the disease-soaked ruins of a slum.H. G. Wells, The Fate of Man (1939, reprinted 1970), chapter 26, p. 247.