"The missing element [in our age] is the philosophical and moral foundation that society needs overall, including in its economy. … [N]either making the greatest profit, nor getting the best deal, is the most important thing. Until we … put our ultimate end as the primary factor in all of our actions our society will continue to decline no matter how prosperous it may become. Unfortunately, the prevailing economic model separates morality from economics, and the most well known alternative [viz. socialism] seeks to correct the injustices … with even greater injustices."
-- David Cooney, "The Missing Element", The Distributist Review