Think of the difference between a seed and its radicle, its newly emerging root. If the seed is viable and its germination process is activated the radicle becomes critical to its survival.
So it was with classical liberalism and the divine economy theory and, as it turns out, the ethics of the divine economy theory.
In our metaphor of the seed radicle, the seed can be considered Aristotelean and the germination process can be considered Thomist. It was then the late Scholastics who were like the radicle which anchored the theory to the real world and made it able to withstand the storms. The storms were and are all the forces associated with incorrect economic methodologies and the corrupted motives of the ego-driven interventionists.
Now is the time of the beginning of maturation and the resulting fruit will be the divine economy theory. The early stages of fruit development are now in process. You are reading about these early stages when you read my blogs or my books.
As a horticulturist, and an economist in the classical liberalism tradition I will cultivate the fruit - the divine economy theory - and strive to make it as sweet and nutritious and pest-free as possible. In the future other divine economy theorists will continue this service and the result will be prosperity and wealth for everyone.
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