The Conquest of Bread

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i lik bred. this bok mad me vere hungry and mad me think uv bred. It also had an interest view on communism, although I think communism is good and as much as I wish that it could work I doubt that it ever will, because if a communist society requires everyone in the society to be good and put the community in front of the individual. Sadly it is human nature that we care more about ourselves than the greater good. In short for a communist society to work everyone in the society has to be good, and sadly that is impossible at this current day and age. 

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Page 284 - No higher compliment can be paid this work than to say that it is hard to determine whether the epithet judicial or judicious would more appropriately characterize it. ... As a whole, we do not hesitate to affirm that the results reached by Professor Hadley will commend themselves to candid thinkers as true. ... It will not only be found invaluable by readers at large, but will also at once command the attention and admiration of economists the world over.
Page 284 - Professor Hadley's treatise is no less timely than it is valuable. . . . Taken as a whole, the work is the result of an investigation no less wide than exhaustive, and one possible only to a thoroughly equipped man, familiar with many modern languages." — Nation. ' ' Every page of the work bears witness to the thorough knowledge of the writer on the subject, and to his equal ability and practical sound sense in its discussion.
Page 12 - All belongs to all. All things are for all men, since all men have need of them, since all men have worked in the measure of their strength to produce them, and since it is not possible to evaluate everyone's part in the production of the world's wealth.
Page 121 - Jive hours a day from the age of twenty or twenty-two to forty-five or fifty, and that they follow occupations they have chosen in any one branch of human work considered necessary. Such a society could in return guarantee well-being to all its members; that is to say, a more substantial well-being than that enjoyed to-day by the middle classes. And, moreover, each worker belonging to this society would have at his disposal at least five hours a day which he could devote to science, art, and individual...
Page 214 - ... necessaries of life have been secured for all. But how can we appraise the work of each one of them? And, moreover, is the coal they have extracted entirely their work? Is it not also the work of the men who have built the railway leading to the mine and the roads that radiate from all the railway stations? Is it not also the work of those that have tilled and sown the fields, extracted iron, cut wood in the forests, built the machines that burn coal, slowly developed the mining industry altogether,...
Page 201 - collectivists', between Kropotkin and Bakunin. When, with the introduction of Anarcho- Syndicalism in 1909, it was finally decided in accordance with Bakunin's ideas, the question of the 1 See Kropotkin's Memoirs of a Revolutionist, p. 446. According to him ' Spanish collectivists imply by collectivism the possession in common of all instruments of production. . .and the liberty of each group to divide the produce as they think fit, according to communist or any other principles
Page 11 - Under pain of death, human societies are forced to return to first principles: the means of production being the collective work of humanity, the product should be the collective property of the race. Individual appropriation is neither just nor serviceable. All belongs to all. All things are for all men, since all men have need of them, since all men have worked in the measure of their strength to produce them, and since it is not possible to evaluate...
Page 30 - ... conditions permit it. As soon as the communes of the tenth, eleventh, and twelfth centuries were enabled to start their own independent life, they gave a wide extension to work in common, to trade in common, and to a partial consumption in common. All this has disappeared ; but the rural commune fights a hard struggle to maintain its old features, and it succeeds in maintaining them in many...
Page 39 - ... government. These organizations, free and infinitely varied, are so natural an outcome of our civilization; they expand so rapidly and federate with so much ease; they are so necessary a result of the continual growth of the needs of civilized man; and lastly, they so advantageously replace governmental interference, that we must recognize in them a factor of growing importance in the life of societies. If they do not yet spread over the whole of the manifestations of life, it is that they find...
Page 221 - But as soon as we look at political economy from this point of view, it entirely changes its aspect. It ceases to be a simple description of facts, and becomes a science, and we may define this science as: The study of the needs of mankind, and the means of satisfying them with the least possible waste of human energy'.

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