Economic theories will benefit no one

Even the best of economic theories will not counterbalance the forces of selfishness. Such theories may, initially, provide the people with a certain élan, which has about it the glitter of idealism. In time, however, these theories will benefit no one. Those who indoctrinate the people with economic theories devoid of spiritual substance commit a sin against the true path of human development.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner – GA 34 – Geisteswissenschaft und soziale Frage (page 216)

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Previously posted on 14 September 2018

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Economic theories will benefit no one

Even the best of economic theories will not counterbalance the forces of selfishness. Such theories may, initially, provide the people with a certain élan, which has about it the glitter of idealism.  In time, however, these theories will benefit no one. Those who indoctrinate the people with economic theories devoid of spiritual substance commit a sin against the true path of human development.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner –  GA 34 – Geisteswissenschaft und soziale Frage (page 216)

Anonymous translator

Previously posted on September 16, 2015

Economic theories cannot provide the means for survival

Even the best of economic theories will not counterbalance the forces of selfishness. Such theories may, initially, provide the people with a certain élan, which has about it the glitter of idealism.  In time, however, these theories will benefit no one. Those who indoctrinate the people with economic theories devoid of spiritual substance commit a sin against the true path of human development.

Source (German): Rudolf Steiner –  GA 34 – Geisteswissenschaft und soziale Frage (page 216)

Anonymous translator