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Family and civil society come before the state and the state is there only to serve. As was stated in the earliest modern social encyclical: “If one man hires out to another his strength or skill, he therefore not only expressly intends to acquire a right to the remuneration, but also to the disposal of such remuneration as he pleases. Thus, if he lives sparingly, saves money, and, for greater security invests his savings in land, the land is only his wages under another form. Socialists, by endeavouring to transfer the possessions of individuals to the community, strike at the interests of every wage-earner.” This is the so-called “workers” encyclical which did impose moral obligations on employers, but spoke little of regulation.