STR,—The Just Price proposition, which is 'not mine hut Major Douglas', is only secondarily a political objective. Primarily it is a
Statement of fact. Of any article offered for sale, that price and no other is just which bears the same proportion to the cost of the article as total consumption bears to total production. That statement is at least as easily comprehended as anything contained in the letters of Mr. Lengmaid or Mr. Holmes.
The proposition is true as Euclid's are true. It always has been and always will be true. It is inherent in the nature of things. Major Douglas did not invent it: he discovered it and published his discovery for the information of the world just as discoverers in any other field have done and continue to do.
Unavoidably the recognition of this truth becomes a political objective: inevitably those who know the thing is true will wrangle about the method of obtaining recognition. That cannot be helped. But the consequences of failure to recognise that which is in fact true will be. as in other fields, disastrous. Our blindness will destroy us.
L. B. FORREST.
Roundways, Compton Down, Winchester.