primal principle of democracy is the worth and dignity of the individual.
bread is the first necessity of life, recreation is a close second.
nowadays interchange gifts and favors out of friendship, but buying and selling
is considered absolutely inconsistent with the mutual benevolence which should
prevail between citizens and the sense of community of interest which supports
our social system. According to our ideas, buying and selling is essentially anti-social
in all its tendencies. It is an education in self-seeking at the expense of others,
and no society whose citizens are trained in such a school can possibly rise above
a very low grade of civilization.