Friday, July 4, 2008

Easy Essays by Peter Maurin

Institutions and Corporations

Jean Jacques-Rousseau says:
“Man is naturally good,
but institutions make him bad,
so let us
overthrow institutions.”
I say: Man is partly good
And partly bad,
But corporations,
Not institutions,
Make him worse.
“An institution,” says Emerson
“is the extension
of the soul of a man.”
Institutions are founded
To foster the welfare
of the masses,
Corporations are orgainized
To promote wealth
For the few.
So let us found
Smaller and better
Institutionsand not promote
Bigger and better

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