DISMAL SCIENCE


DISMAL SCIENCE
   Carlyle's name for the political economy that with self-complacency leaves everything to settle itself by the law of supply and demand, as if that were all the law and the prophets. The name is applied to every science that affects to dispense with the spiritual as a ruling factor in human affairs.

The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. . 1907.

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