Pax Economica: Freedom of International Exchange the Sole Method for the Permanent and Universal Abolition of War, with a Statement of the Cause and the Solution of the European Crisis, and an Outline of a Treaty of Economic Peace, Being a Sketch of the Only Possible Conclusive Settlement of the Problem Confronting the World

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John C. Rankin Company, 1917 - Free trade - 99 pages
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Page 64 - ... that governments derive all their just powers from the consent of the governed and that no other powers should be supported by the common thought, purpose or power of the family of nations...
Page 19 - ... under consideration ; namely, the suppression of the causes of poisoning of the system. We shall see, in fact, that food is one of the most active sources of this poisoning. To the necessity of properly nourishing the febrile patient is joined another necessity, that of lowering his temperature. In looking at the matter exclusively from the point of view of the antiseptic function of the liver, it is necessary to combat abnormally high temperature. We may accomplish this double object either...
Page 98 - England and in all parts of the world could be induced to cease their everlasting discussion as to who is responsible for the war, and upon whom the punishment should fall, and would concentrate their efforts on solving the only real and vital question, that of finding a way out of this hell! To it the words of Macbeth may truly be applied: "Oh horror, horror, horror!
Page 98 - Oh horror, horror, horror! Tongue nor heart Cannot conceive nor name thee!" The belligerents are insatiable. At the Conference of Paris they decided to continue the commercial war when the clash of arms is over. Insanity seems fated to reign forever. The war must end with an agreement, and as the real nature of the war is economic, this agreement must be economic. England, as a nation of free trade, has shown the world the way. A tariff agreement will be unavoidable, and both parties will have to...
Page 78 - The Reichstag rejects all plans aiming at an economic blockade and the stirring up of enmity among the peoples after the war. The freedom of the seas must be assured. Only an economic peace can prepare the ground for the friendly association of the peoples.
Page 72 - America came into existence, my fellow-citizens, not in order to show the world the most notable example it had ever had of the accumulation and use of material wealth, but in order to show the way to mankind in every part of the world to justice, to freedom and liberty. So that the words I want you to carry in your mind in connection with this good roads cause are these : First, Nationalization — Getting all the fibers of this great vital people united in a single organism.
Page 99 - They would turn to account any disagreement arising among the victors, and within fifty years would succeed in breaking loose. Political alliances do not last half a century. The peace of Europe in the future depends on free trade. Free trade, as Cobden has said, is the greatest peace-maker. It seems, moreover, the only possible peace-maker. In ancient times, people put out the eyes of the old horses set to drag the mill stones round and round. So to-day, the unfortunate nations of Europe, blinded...
Page 43 - But it is nearly certain that with such a law operating there would be no more war. We are at present witnessing the complete failure of the "Nestors.
Page 34 - ... that is to say, from a rational interpretation of natural moral phenomena. Sound and positive morals are natural morals. Now, primordial natural morals are those which manifest themselves in the economic relations of men, resulting in the satisfaction of their physiological and vital needs : for the mind of man cannot be free and his intellectual faculties and higher aspirations cannot expand unless these needs are satisfied. "Economic morality" appears as fundamental to all activities and relations...

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