Socialism: Promise Or Menace?

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Macmillan, 1914 - Socialism - 270 pages
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A joint debate upon the right or wrong of socialism.

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Page 206 - were possessed of lands or houses sold them, and brought the price of the things that were sold, and laid them down at the apostles' feet; and distribution was made to every man according as he had need.
Page 90 - upon what is produced, how it is produced and how the products are exchanged. From this point of view the final causes of all social changes and political revolutions are to be sought, not in men's brains, not in men's better insight into eternal truth and justice, but in the changes
Page 247 - a small number of very rich men have been able to lay upon the teeming masses of the labouring poor a yoke little better than slavery itself.
Page 91 - in the modes of production and exchange. They are to be sought, not in the philosophy, but in the economics, of each epoch.
Page 32 - gives effect, act forcibly to offset all this incidental futility. These pecuniary aims and ideals have a very great effect, for instance, in making men work hard and unremittingly, so that on this ground alone the business system probably compensates for any waste involved in its working. There seems, therefore,
Page 32 - While it is in the nature of things unavoidable that the management of industry by modern business methods should involve a large misdirection of effort and a large waste of goods and services, it is also true that the aims and ideals to which this manner of
Page 228 - I abandon everything in my book respecting the formation of the earth, and generally all which may be contrary to the narrative of Moses.
Page 149 - understood, was carried to extremes by religion. To-day it has been perforated a hundred times. If marriage founded on love alone is moral, then it follows that marriage is moral only as long as love lasts. The duration of an attack of individual sex love varies considerably according to individual disposition, especially in men. A positive cessation of

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