“The final clash between our current economic morality and the ethic of Jesus is over the nature of man. The capitalist economy rests on the hypothesis that man is a creature who prefers material comforts to moral values, who would rather have an increase in goods than in the quality of existence. The only future it can offer man is one in which he will get more conveniences but less freedom, justice and fellowship… The ethic of Jesus rejects this estimate of human nature; insists moreover that the very making of it is the negation of personality, whose essence lies in the making of choices and whose development consists in preferring moral satisfactions to material… The central issue in the conflict between our economic morality and the ethic of Jesus is this difference of judgment concerning the capabilities of man.” -Harry F. Ward, Our Economic Morality
The disparity between that of the worker and our capitalistic structures continues to grow ever wider. What will it take to restore the middle class and its subjugation to that of those in positions of control over their destiny?