Quotation by Ralph Waldo Emerson

The socialism of our day has done good service in setting men to thinking how certain civilizing benefits, now only enjoyed by the opulent, can be enjoyed by all.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. "Wealth," The Conduct of Life (1860).

Emerson sees, therefore, the question of the redistribution of wealth as essentially a cultural problem i.e., how to open access to the cultural riches, art, books, science, painting, music, literature to the greatest number of persons. These are at heart concerns of education.
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