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“There is no "market" THING that is bearing down onto the envious person, forcing him to demand more for less, it is a common human trait, and a good one, because having no desire for more, for better, for necessary things in abundance, and for happiness, is a poor way to live, is it not?”
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Can you please help me understand your words “a common human trait, and a good one”

From the above quote in regards to Menger’s Words:

“Menger:
http://mises.org/etexts/menger/two.asp
Principles of Economy
Karl Menger
CHAPTER II. ECONOMY AND ECONOMIC GOODS
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Here human self-interest finds an incentive to make itself felt, and where the available quantity does not suffice for all, every individual will attempt to secure his own requirements as completely as possible to the exclusion of others.”

And then in regards to the parable we were discussing:

And your excellent summation of the disgruntled employes:

“Now, after now knowing that other people are working only 1 hour for a penny, instead of working all day for a penny, the trader will no longer be calculating the equitable exchange the same way, his costs go up because of his new condition of life, even if his new condition of life is jealousy, or greed, or envy, that is now his cost, until such time as he wises up,…”
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I am not sticking up for Menger at all because I haven’t read his work like you have, but is it possible that he is referring to the that base human quality that drives man to secure his needs. i.e. I had the misfortune of allowing myself to watch, I believe it was Harvard, on line and I believe Kant was being discussed, but I could have the names and places mixed up. But the gist of what I am getting at is that there were 3 ship wrecked persons and the boy wasn’t doing so well (true story) and I believe it was the captain and another guy that killed and ate the boy and those 2 survived. I believe there are accounts of people eating their own children in a starvation situation. So is it within human nature to do such things and not all humans will stave off base impulses therefore requiring a system by which those base impulses are kept in check? i.e. in an equitable situation how are those who cannot override base impulses to exist without harming those that are able to find charity and equity? Is it even possible? Will not all possible human combinations lead to the conclusion that without Christ reigning, the True Prince of Peace, and without humanity being released from a baseness of nature that true peace and prosperity is evasive?

Perhaps in that parable a penny a day is needed to exist and while the owner had compassion on the laborers that had not been hired the other workers who had been working all day did not, and perhaps a penny a day was what was needed to subsist for another day.

Anyway, that parable is a comparison of the kingdom of heaven and is used to show that people who trust Christ late in life will have the same reward of heaven as people who have served Christ their whole lives.
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“Am I mistaken in saying that God's work is to go forth and multiply, to live and let live, and to reproduced so that human life can exist on into eternity, and to exist well, and how well, how do you measure how well human beings exist, if not better sooner, instead of worse right now, and even more evil in the not too distant past?”
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Picking up on going forth and multiplying: yes that is the command. And Jesus said he came to give life and that more abundantly, but abundance is not necessarily measured in earthly treasures. We must know that human life will not be what human life is now. This time where we multiply and procreate is a limited time. We will live eternally but in a different form and there will be no human life as we know it now.

2 Peter 3
Speaking of the world wide flood/Noah (keep in mind that Adam and Eve were created sinless but sin came into the world because Satan deceived Eve and that at the time of Noah only he was found “perfect” in his generations so he alone with his wife, sons and daughter-in-laws were rescued while all other humanity perished):

5 For this they willingly are ignorant of , that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water: 6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished :

(keep in mind that Jesus asked if he would even find faith when he returned as the days will become more and more evil because men’s hearts will seek evil) Speaking of end of the world by fire:

7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store , reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.... 10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. 11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness, 12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?

(and long with the subject of this OP…what does that do to property rights…? Mark 8:36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? )

And here the new world:

13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, where in dwelleth righteousness.

1 Corinthians 15:52 KJV
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead [in Christ] shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.

We will be changed because that is the only way for humankind to exist peacefully. You see after the seven year tribulation Satan will be bound for 1000 years while Christ reigns but he will be let loose again and will deceive the nations of people such that there will be the war of Armageddon. So even with unchanged human kind and Christ as King, man will do evil when Satan is released. It will be as if every chance has been given so that the judgment met out will be just.
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“Who wakes up in the morning dreading each second of life?

Who wakes up in the morning eager to improve?

Which POWER works best if the goal is to do God's work?”
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To the first 2 questions I ask:

Why does one wake up in the morning dreading each second of life?

How can one wake up in the morning eager to improve?

And lastly I answer
“Which POWER works best if the goal is to do God's work?”

Positive Human Power with God’s power:

John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:

Ephesians 3:20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think , according to the power that worketh in us

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