Just as Parliament and the Courts are captured by the rich, so is the Church. . . . The same corrupti…

Just as Parliament and the Courts are captured by the rich, so is the Church. . . . The same corruption reaches the children in all our schools. . . . And . . . up to the most abstruse and philosophic teaching in the universities, the same corruption extends. Science becomes a propaganda of quack cures, manufactured by companies in which the rich hold shares, for the diseases of the poor who need only better food and sanitary houses, and of the rich who need only useful occupation, to keep them both in health. Political economy becomes an impudent demonstration that the wages of the poor cannot be raised; that without the idle rich we should perish for lack of capital and employment; and that if the poor would take care to have fewer children everything would be for the best in the worst of all possible worlds.

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