that selfishness has used and controlled these.
Selfishness did not inspire the hand of Michael Angelo
or the genius of Shakespeare and Newton.
In a state of harmonism the financier will be able
to gratify his dominant faculty, his capacity to plan,
discriminate, direct and control vast operations; he
will enjoy all this a great deal more than he does now.
For he will know that the direct results of his opera
tions will bring happiness to a far greater number of
human beings, and these results will bring want and sorrow to none. " Will he have as much means, as many things, for his own personal enjoyment? " Yes, and much more. The huge wastefulness of the present way of doing things will cease; there will be much more for all. The greatest architects will design the mansions; the greatest artists will plan their decorations and furnishings. The financier, like the artist or the poet, will have the love of the whole people, not their envy and hatred.
A large number of the same men who are now the real leaders in business affairs may still be leaders in the new order of things. The altruistic motives will take the place of selfish motives. The fierce struggle for advantage which is needed in competition will give place to concert of action and interests. All business methods will bear the light of day.
The current methods of business and property have always required that every man must have good business or financial talent, or else he must suffer hopeless poverty. What would we think now of that state of society where every man must be a good weaver and tailor or else go without clothes to his back; where he must be a good shoemaker or else go barefoot ; where