Economic progress is what leads to both general prosperity and rising standard of living for the average worker. And capital accumulation, expanding division of labor, increased productivity of labor, and technological progress led to economic progress. And institutions and principles of capitalism, freedom and limited government, private property, rationality led to all of the above. Government was useful in preserving and protecting natural rights and reducing initiation of force. Government interventionism hampered the above by undermining capital accumulation and real wage rates via reducing relative demand for and production of capital goods and productivity of capital goods.