The state of affairs at any point in time reflects the
spiritual maturity of mankind and the corresponding condition of the economy.
As mankind as a whole matures, individuals increasingly care for themselves and for
others. The economy always fully serves at the level it is capable of as an
institution with divine potential, but unfortunately it has historically been
significantly constrained by human intervention.
Classical liberalism is not a thing of the past that offered something that fell short and never grew beyond that partial knowledge. I am a classical liberal and I am making contributions to classical liberalism in this day and age and I can honestly say that it is now a proven fact within economic science that there is no moral authority for any interventionism, economic or social. Not only in the logic of language but also using subjective modeling techniques, all interventionism is proven to be a corruption of the natural order. Therefore classical liberalism is alive and well and it is able to eliminate the State.
"Say, like Molinari, went to great pains to denounce the use of force in all human affairs, especially when used by the state or the privileged political class. The state was nothing more than a tool used by the politically privileged to maintain an "artificial order" which endures only through force...the greatest enemies of the laissez-faire liberals were the monopolies, whether granted to privileged individuals or exercised by the state itself." --Chapter 24. David Hart. Gustave de Molinari and the Anti-statist Liberal Tradition
The interesting, commonly-agreed-upon part of this statement is that there is an 'artificial order' that is diametrically opposed to laissez-faire. This implies that there is a natural order that laissez-faire operates within. The classical liberals hinted at this and made numerous contributions of tidbits down throughout history about this natural order. The breakthrough in economic science right now is the discovery of a way to model this natural order and that is what the divine economy theory is all about!