with their own hands. Now who is left to do the work? They all had a right to be masters instead of workmen, according to the popular teaching.
We see that such teaching was a wicked falsehood, invented to delude the masses with the idea that they had individual liberty, freedom of choice and equal opportunities. In the United States a man's chance of getting moderately rich is only one in three hundred
The affairs of industry, of production and distribution, have been left in the hands of capitalists with nothing to control them but their own selfish interests, actually responsible to nobody and boasting that they can buy up legislatures. A great journal openly asserts that for fifty years no question in Parliament has been settled or discussed on the basis of its justice and right, but only on that of its expediency. The capitalists assert their right to dictate and regulate the scale of wages, and to keep this down to as low a point as they choose, the workmen having no rights in the case except to submit. The vast aggregations of capital place the workmen and the small capitalist at the utmost disadvantage.
In Britain and America it is conceded that the people, through their chosen representatives, have a right to make such laws as they like. And this right
direly includes THE RIGHT TO EXAMINE AND DISCUSS THE BASIS OF ALL RIGHT AND JUSTICE. The
people have a right to know if there is not some system of wealth and industry that would secure the material conditions of happiness for all the people, for every human being, and not, as at present, merely for a small and limited class of persons. Many mil-