His greatest compensation consists in this fact: even as he was forced to benefit mankind by his progress, so he benefits from the progress of mankind.
Category: Consumers’ society
PRODUCER AND CONSUMER
It is not a matter of dividing the human race into two parts, but of studying two very different aspects of man.
The reason is that in the making of this pair of socks the proportion of human services has been enormously reduced, thanks to capital, by the use of natural resources.
A man’s well-being is not measured by his efforts, but by his satisfactions.
TO THE YOUTH OF FRANCE
It is not true that the great laws of Providence are hastening society along the road to disaster.
PROTECTIONISM AND COMMUNISM
The consumer finally bears all the charges, just as he receives all the advantages of production.
17. – A LITTLE MANUAL FOR CONSUMERS; IN OTHER WORDS, FOR EVERYONE.
And, as each person is the sole judge of the desire he feels and the effort demanded of him, the essential character of these transactions is that they are free.
2. – TWO PRINCIPLES.
I say that if we go back to the exact point that divides these two schools, we find it in the true or false use of the word utility.
XVII. – A NEGATIVE RAILWAY.
I have said that when, unfortunately, we took the point of view of the producers’ interest, we could not fail to clash with the general interest, since producers, as such, demand only effort, needs, and obstacles.
VII. – PETITION BY THE MANUFACTURERS OF CANDLES, ETC.
Well then, if consumers have an interest in the admission of natural light, producers have one in its prohibition.
I. – ABUNDANCE AND SCARCITY
Mankind’s wealth lies in the abundance of things.