Socialism and American Ideals

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Princeton University Press, 1919 - Socialism - 89 pages

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Page 64 - Government department is altogether out of the question, while our English Government service remains what it is. The advantages which might be derived from a single united administration of all the railways are doubtless somewhat analogous to those we derive from the Post Office, but in most other respects the analogy fails completely and fatally. Railway traffic cannot be managed by pure routine like that of the mails. It is fluctuating and uncertain, dependent upon the seasons of the year, the...
Page 83 - ... type of legislation only justified under war conditions, I do not expect to see its renewal. It has proved of vital importance under the economic currents and psychology of war. I do not consider it as of such usefulness in the economic currents and psychology of peace. Furthermore it is my belief that the tendency of all such legislation except in war is to an over degree to strike at the roots of individual initiative. We have secured its execution during the war as to the willing cooperation...
Page 65 - In all the history of railway development, it has been the private companies that have led the way ; the State systems that have brought up the rear. It would be difficult to point to a single important invention or improvement, the introduction of which the world owes to a State railway.* England shares with America the credit of having invented the locomotive.
Page viii - Ideals, in which he seeks to show "the reasons for thinking that Socialism is in theory and practice absolutely opposed and contrary to the principles of Americanism, of democracy, and even of the Christian-Jewish Religion itself." Dr. Myers who is professor of Politics in Princeton University wrote these essays originally for the New York Journal of Commerce. In their present form they are published by the Princeton University Press...
Page 28 - ... recognized as valid throughout the confederation. By marriage the wife acquires the citizenship of her husband. Children born before the marriage are made legitimate by the subsequent marriage of their parents. No tax upon admission or similar tax shall be levied upon either party to a marriage. ART. 55. The freedom of the press is guaranteed. Nevertheless the cantons by law enact the measures necessary for the suppression of abuses.
Page 29 - The press is free; no censorship shall ever be established; no security shall be exacted of writers, publishers, or printers.* In case the writer is known and is a resident of Belgium, the publisher, printer, or distributor shall not be prosecuted.
Page 70 - ... usually accorded to it. But, surely, no candid estimate would claim, that acquaintance with, and experience in, handling large business affairs — let alone international business affairs — are prevalent in normal times among those in executive, legislative and administrative offices in our country. Now, you and I, who are trained in business, have all we can do to conduct our respective concerns and personal affairs with a fair measure of success. On what ground, then, can it be assumed that...
Page 67 - Others have advised the administration of alkalies in the hope that they may favour absorption. The best that can be said for them is, that they are not likely to do much harm.
Page 27 - No previous authorization shall be required in order that one may publish his thoughts or opinions through the press, except that every person shall be responsible according to law. ART. 8. Every person shall have the right to present petitions, in writing, to the authorities. Every petition must be signed by the petitioner. Signing in the name of others can only be done by virtue of a written power of attorney to accompany the petition.
Page 29 - This court shall not consider questions of fact except in the trial of ministers. Art. 96. The sessions of the courts shall be public, unless this publicity is declared by a judgment of the court to be dangerous to public order or morals. In cases of political offenses and offenses of the press closed doors shall be enforced only by a unanimous vote of the court.

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