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The Coming Aristocracy

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May 15, 1969Leonard E. Read

Tags Booms and BustsPhilosophy and MethodologyPolitical Theory

The motivation that drives man toward excellence comes from within. The Greek philosopher, Heraclitus, gives us the clue: "Man is on earth as in an egg. Now, you can't go on being a good egg forever; you must either hatch or rot."

The oncoming aristocrats know that they must grow, stretch out, expand their awareness, perception, consciousness. Otherwise, they might as well be dead. Once a person has gained this deep conviction, he has a motivation strong enough to carry him through any crisis.

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The Foundation for Economic Education, New York, 1969