A History of Socialism

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A. and C. Black, 1892 - Socialism - 301 pages

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Page 291 - The adoption of measures providing for the health and safety of those engaged in mining, manufacturing and building industries, and for indemnification to those engaged therein for injuries received through lack of necessary safeguards. VII. The recognition by incorporation, of trades...
Page 292 - ... the intervention of banks; that all the national issue shall be full legal tender in payment of all debts, public and private; and that the government shall not guarantee or recognize any private banks or create any banking corporations.
Page 293 - To persuade employers to agree to arbitrate all differences which may arise between them and their employees, in order that the bonds of sympathy between them may be strengthened and that strikes may be rendered unnecessary.
Page 19 - At the' age of nineteen he went as volunteer to assist the American colonies in their revolt against Britain. From his youth Saint-Simon felt the promptings of an eager ambition. His valet had orders to awake him every morning with the words, ' Remember, monsieur le comte, that you have great things to do'; and his ancestor Charlemagne appeared to him in a dream, foretelling a remarkable future for him.
Page 293 - ... issued to any corporation for construction or operation of any means of transporting intelligence, passengers or freight. And while making the foregoing demands upon the State and National Government, we will endeavor to associate our own labors : XIX. To establish cooperative institutions, such as will tend to supersede the wage system, by the introduction of a cooperative industrial system.
Page 293 - That the government shall obtain possession, by purchase, under the right of eminent domain, of all telegraphs, telephones and railroads, and that hereafter no charter or license be issued to any corporation for construction or operation of any means of transporting intelligence, passengers or freight.
Page 226 - ... themselves on terms of equality, collectively owning the capital with which they carry on their operations, and working under managers elected and removable by themselves.
Page 1 - socialism' is of comparatively recent origin, having been coined in England in 1835. In that year a society, which received the grandiloquent name of the Association of all Classes of all Nations...
Page 157 - The aim of the League is the overthrow of the bourgeoisie, the rule of the proletariat, the abolition of the old, bourgeois society based on class antagonisms and the foundation of a new society without classes and without private property" — thus ran the first article.
Page 23 - Expressing the same idea in modern language, Saint-Simon propounds as the comprehensive formula of the new Christianity this precept : "The whole of society ought to strive towards the amelioration of the moral and physical existence of the poorest class; society ought to organize itself in the way best adapted for attaining this end.

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