THE WHOLE LOAF.
whether the institutions, the social machinery, t customs and motives of society, tend in the right direction; whether these favor the higher or the lower
doy. A large part, nine-tenths of all we
, some reference to our fellow beings;
is more or less social in its character and its results.
The production and the use of wealth involves social
methods, sociall institutions. The manner in which
we use our wealth assumes quite as great importance
as its production and distribution We can make a
good or a bad use of it.
Is it a good use to waste $100,ooo,ooo a year in a
poor system of education when we could save this
with a good and a natural system ? It is not even
good economics. Is it a good use to waste billions a
year because of the bad plans of all our cities and
villages, when we could save this by adopting the
rational plan for them ? Is it good economics or good
morals to let half of our children die before they are
ten years old, before they can take an active part in
the joys and the work of life, when all physiologists tell us that we could save this wholesale slaughter of the innocents by having departments, like that of familism, for their suitable care and protection ? Already, in small communities like that at Oneida, they have proved this by many years of actual experiment. Is it wise, or even good economics, not to organize the departments of sanitation, when the greatest of medical men assure us that by these we could forever banish cholera, plague, small-pox, measles, la grippe and all the foul hosts of epidemic
IT Is NOT WORTH WHILE to make fundamental