On the question of Women's Suffrage, the Utilitarians were somewhat inconsistently divided; ...
On the question of Women's Suffrage, the Utilitarians were somewhat inconsistently divided; Bentham, a flirtatious old bachelor, being more logical than Jesse Mill, who, in spite of Malthus, had begotten more children than he could afford on a female who he despised. On all other matters, above all on the sovereign authority of Economic Law, they spoke with one voice.
Reduced from an aspiration to a schedule, progress might seem a gloomy business for the mass of mankind.
It rests on competition, and always and everywhere competition is reducing the profits of the employer, and the wages of the workman, to the level of bare subsistence.
Only the landowner, the common enemy of all, continually profits by the growing demand for sites, and for food, because, always and everywhere, population is pressing on the means to live. Such is the law....next page: >>