The God of the Machine
Isabel Paterson

... man must impose restraints on himself for the objectives distant in time and needing to be directed in space... His initiative will be wasted unless he also inhibits himself; he must be able to count upon others who participate in the exchange to observe like long-term inhibitions.

^this is what man is, he is initiative and creation itself. For, government cannot create. only man can create.

... there must be and agency to witness long-term contracts and see that they are fulfilled in the absence of either of the parties, or to enforce an agreed penalty in case of default. the appropriate authority for this purpose is therefore delegated to government.

^"this is what government does, and all it can do. It is a prohibitory and expropriative agency."

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