"As you say, the Writings are not so rich on this subject
and many issues at present baffling the minds of the world are
not even mentioned. The primary consideration is the spirit
that has to permeate our economic life, and this will gradually
crystallize itself into definite institutions and principles that will
help to bring about the ideal condition foretold by
"There are practically no technical teachings on economics
in the Cause, such as banking, the price system, and others. The
Cause is not an economic system, nor its Founders be considered
as having been technical economists. The contribution
of the Faith to this subject is essentially indirect, as it consists
of the application of spiritual principles to our present-day
"Social inequality is the inevitable outcome of the natural inequality of man. Human beings are different in ability and should, therefore, be different in their social and economic standing. Extremes of wealth and poverty should, however, be abolished...
"The Master has definitely stated that wages should be unequal, simply because that men are unequal in their ability and hence should receive wages that would correspond to their varying capacities and resources."