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‘Something for Nothing’ Does Not Work – George Albert Smith, Oct 1950

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 20th CENTURY SERMONS, GEORGE ALBERT SMITH OCTOBER 1950 Most of the nations are losing the liberties they have had because they have not...

Democrats And Jobs: Love Them Or Hate Them?

MARK W. HENDRICKSON Historically, the Democrats proudly have worn the mantle of “the party of labor.” In practice, though, there has been an interesting dichotomy:...

Booker T. Washington: Cast Down Your Bucket Where You Are

American Debate In September, 1895, Booker T. Washington—of the Tuskegee Institute—addresses the Atlanta Exposition.   To those of my race who depend on bettering their condition in...

Labor Is Ordained of God

CALLED UNTO LIBERTY, 19TH CENTURY SERMONS, JOHN TAYLOR "Labor is the manufacturer of wealth. It was ordained of God as the medium to be used...

Missive Against Idleness

Considerations by the Way A traveling evangelist corresponds with a distant congregation.   We shall not presume to anticipate the judgment of our fellow-citizens throughout the Union...

The War Against Work And Wealth

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON The Congressional Budget Office’s recent analysis of the Affordable Care Act concludes that it will result in the equivalent of 2.3...

What Do Bart Starr And Jimmy Page Have In Common?

BY MARK W. HENDRICKSON What is this, you ask—the odd couple? What could Bart Starr, the NFL Hall of Fame quarterback of the 1960s Green...

Take This Job

Work is the engine of the economy and the path to fulfillment. FREE ENTERPRISE ZONE, THE FREEMAN Work. For some, it’s an activity to be...

Cicero on Greatness and Labor

Daily Dabble in the Classics, Cicero What is there that is illustrious that is not also attended by labor? Source: Cicero, as quoted in C.N. Douglas,...

Tough Love

BY STEVE FARRELL Missing the Mark With Religion, Part 9 A close friend of mine suffers from a common human malady – the inability to give...

The Honor of Labor

Called Unto Liberty, 19th Century Sermons, John Taylor Labor is the manufacturer of wealth. It was ordained of God as the medium to be used...

Bastiat’s “The Law” Begins with God

by Steve Farrell Sometimes secularism sounds legitimate. One of the more thoughtful arguments used by proponents of a secular state, or of a state that mandates...

What Should One Do About Learning a Living?

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. ( I ) Instead of imagining a life free from the necessity of earning a living, let us deal with the...

Never Say “Retire”

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Part 1 of 2 Last year five million Americans retired between the ages of 45 and 50. Next year the...

Never Say "Retire"

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Part 1 of 2 Last year five million Americans retired between the ages of 45 and 50. Next year the...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 5

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The Options Open to Us for the Use of Our Free Time For many years, in lecturing about work and leisure...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 4

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. The Spectrum of Work, Compensated and Uncompensated Work is either toil or leisure or some combination or mixture of both. If...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 3

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Is a Particular Activity Sleep, Toil, Leisure, Play, or Some Mixture of These? A particular activity may fall solely under one of...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 2

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Categorizing Human Activities To define the four main categories under which the activities that fill most of our life's time can...

The Ideas of Work and Leisure – 1

by Mortimer J. Adler, Ph.D. Introduction The biblical story of an earthly paradise in the Garden of Eden presents a picture of human life devoid of...

Two Principles for Any Economy

A Way of Life, Dieter F. Uchtdorf The First Principle: Work To this day, I am deeply impressed by the way my family worked after having...

The Lord Promises the Earth to Those Who Observe the Sabbath

American Scripture Verily I say, that inasmuch as ye do this, the fulness of the earth is yours, the beasts of the field and the fowls...

We Are Commanded to Rest

Old World Witness For Christ But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work,...

He Who Does Not Work, Denies The Faith

Old World Witness For Christ But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the...

The Lord Does Not Approve of Idlers

American Scripture Now, I, the Lord, am not well pleased with the inhabitants of Zion, for there are idlers among them; and their children are...

Every Man a Debtor to His Profession

I hold every man a debtor to his profession ... Francis Bacon

A Cure Worse Than the Disease

Clark warns: Government trained and supervised youth ... can be a revolutionary machine of the most perfect precision, and we are already started along the way

Industry, Not Sloth, Should Be Admired and Rewarded — Heber J. Grant

Prophet Statesmen, Heber J. Grant Men should have a pride in doing their full share, and never want to be paid for that which they...

Rich Rewards to Strenuous Strugglers — Jorge F. Zeballos

A Way of Life, Jorge F. Zeballos Excerpt from Jorge F. Zeballos' October 2009 General Conference address, Attempting the Impossible. he Lord has said, “Therefore, O...

Sweat and Labor: Gospel Requirement — Heber J. Grant

Prophet Statesmen, Heber J. Grant Excerpt from President Heber J. Grant's April 1945 General Conference address, p. 8. Let all of us be industrious and useful...