Democracy Versus Socialism: A Critical Examination of Socialism as a Remedy for Social Injustice and an Exposition of the Single Tax Doctrine

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Macmillan and Company, limited, 1901 - Single tax - 481 pages
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Page 254 - has freedom to do all that he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other...
Page 7 - Centralisation of the means of production and socialisation of labour at last reach a point where they become incompatible with their capitalist integument. This integument is burst asunder. The knell of capitalist private property sounds. The expropriators are expropriated.
Page 7 - That which is now to be expropriated is no longer the labourer working for himself, but the capitalist exploiting many labourers. This expropriation is accomplished by the action of the immanent laws of capitalistic production itself, by the centralisation of capital. One capitalist always kills many.
Page 3 - We see then that that which determines the magnitude of the value of any article is the amount of labour socially necessary, or the labour-time socially necessary for its production.
Page 63 - Therefore the labour-time requisite for the production of labour-power reduces itself to that necessary for the production of those means of subsistence; in other words, the value of labour-power is the value of the means of subsistence necessary for the maintenance of the labourer.
Page 16 - Republic, we hold that the true theory of politics is that the machinery of government must be owned and controlled by the whole people; but in the light of our industrial development we hold, furthermore, that the true theory of economics is that the machinen,- of production must likewise belong to the people in common.
Page 60 - Skilled labour counts only as simple labour intensified, or rather, as multiplied simple labour, a given quantity of skilled labour being considered equal to a greater quantity of simple labour.
Page 456 - On account of the high wages, says his disciple, Merivale, there is in the colonies 'the urgent desire for cheaper and more subservient labourers - for a class to whom the capitalist might dictate terms, instead of being dictated to by them. ... In ancient...
Page 453 - We have seen that the expropriation of the mass of the people from the soil forms the basis of the capitalist mode of production.
Page 79 - AM =the original sum advanced, plus an increment. This increment or excess over the original value I call "surplusvalue." The value originally advanced, therefore, not only remains intact while in circulation, but adds to itself a surplusvalue or expands itself. It is this movement that converts it into capital.

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