Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

An Economic Dream

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Abstract

Reproduced here is an 1847 article, in translation, the last that Erik Gustaf Geijer published during his lifetime. A Swede, Geijer—pronounced “yay-yer”—writes: “What is the new order of things? With each day, its law evolves more clearly; its substance is already so apparent that one can thereof judge its nature and the spirit of progress. This substance is the day-by-day, constantly evolving, all-encompassing fellowship and interaction of human powers and needs. This new, but actually ancient law of labour is that of intelligence, which works in expanding circles.”

Podcast related to this article: Björn Hasselgren on Erik Gustaf Geijer (EJW Audio, November 2017).