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The Happiness of Nations

James Mackaye

(American writer upon economics, born 1872)

EVERYWHERE we are taught that “life is sacred,” that “liberty is sacred,” that “property is sacred,”—but where are we taught that happiness is sacred? And yet it is only because of their relation to happiness that these other things have a trace of sacredness.