Wish I'd said that - November 28, 2018

“No society can be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable. It is but equity, besides, that they who feed, cloath and lodge the whole body of the people, should have such a share of the produce of their own labour as to be themselves tolerably well fed, cloathed and lodged.”

Adam Smith, quoted in Lionel Robbins The Theory of Economic Policy in English Classical Political Economy