increase in caf
re therefore M
nterests of !•
really are. i.01. ,hem t(]e main thing js
"°t lo improve the conditions of the
masses, but to harm the entrepreneurs
and capitalists even if this policy victim-
,2cs the immense majority of the people.
I" the eyes of the interventionists the
mere existence of profits is objectionable. Ihey speak of profit without deal-
">g with its corollary—loss. They do not
comprehend that profit and loss are the
mstruments by means of which the consumers keep a tight rein on all entrepreneurial activities. It is profit and
in iV }- make the consumers supreme
'he direction of business. It is absurd
0 contrast production for profit and
Production for use. On the unhampered
™ ,.a man can earn profits only by
PP'ying the consumers in the best and
neapest way with the goods they want
use. I rofit and loss withdraw the ma-
cr'al factors of production from the
ands of the inefficient and place them
1 we hands of the more efficient. It is
eir social function lo make a man the
ore influential in the conduct of
', iness the better he succeeds in proving commodities for which people
the 11 THe consumers suffer when
aws of the country prevent the most
,,.'Cle'u entrepreneurs from expanding
son,'1 °f lheir activities. What made
ness'' emer',rises develop into "big busi-
fill; LVaS precisely their success in
"lng best the demand of the masses.
Anti-capitalistic policies sabotage the
oeration of the capitalist system of the
market economy. The failure of interventionism does not demonstrate the
necessity of adopting socialism. It merely exposes the futility of interventionism. All those evils which the self-styled
"progressives" interpret as evidence of
the failure of capitalism are the outcome of their allegedly beneficial interference with the market. Only the ignorant, wrongly identifying interventionism and capital ism. believe that the
remedy for these evils is socialism.
'F.ven the Communist Manifesto has to admit:
"The organization of the proletarians into
a class, and thus into a political party, is ever
and again broken up by competition amon£
the workers themselves." (Marx and Engels:
Das Kommunistische Manifest, p. 300). See
also Marx, Das Elentl der Philosophic, 8th
Edition, Stuttgart 1920, p. 161.
'JAt which point people quite illogically overlook the fact that the svage-earner too is interested in lhe prosperity of the branch of
production and of tlle plant in which be is
sEven Cunow (Die Marxsche Geschichts-, Ges-
elhihiifts-iind Staalstheorie, Vol. II, p. 53)
in his uncritical Marx apology has to admit
that Man and Engels in their political writings speak not only of the three main classes
tint differentiate betsveen a whole series of
minor and side classes.
4Sidney Webb in Fabian Essays in Socialism,
first published in 1889 (American edition,
New York 1891, p. 4).
5Cf. G. M. Trevelyan, A Shortened History of
England (London 1942), p. 510.
'd-Jiuer Roberts, Monarchical Socialism in
Germany (New York 1913).
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