But it is absolutely necessary for the capitalist to make a distinction between his wife (who is an aristocrat and consults crystal gazers and star gazers in the West End), and vulgar miracles claimed by gipsies or travelling showmen.It was meant to benefit the rich; and meant to benefit nobody else.And if you think this unwarranted, I will put before you one plain question.What is it that angers Chesterton and fills him with grim forebodings for the future of his island? But chiefly the capitalists, the upper middle class, the usurers, or however they be termed, and the fear of the servile state, the state in which art and literature and science and efficiency and morality and everything else that has value in the eyes of mortal man become the humble servants of the money-changers, in short, the "utopia of usurers." —The Dial, 1918. Approaching the subject from a moral perspective tinged with Christian ethics, Chesterton presents an array of powerful arguments that are surprisingly fresh, a century after the book's initial publication. Chesterton takes on capitalism in this wide-ranging collection of essays. Chesterton takes on capitalism in this wide-ranging collection of essays.In the last resort the two things called Beer and Soap end only in a froth.They are both below the high notice of a real religion.But the rather spinsterish flutter among some of the old Freethinkers has put one tiny ripple of truth in it; and that affects the idea which I wish to emphasise even to monotony in these pages.I mean the idea that the new community which the capitalists are now constructing will be a very complete and absolute community; and one which will tolerate nothing really independent of itself.There are some pleasures of the poor that may also mean profits for the rich: there are other pleasures of the poor which cannot mean profits for the rich?Watch this one contrast, and you will watch the whole creation of a careful slavery.