Socialism: Its Growth & Outcome

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S. Sonnenschein, 1893 - Socialism - 335 pages
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Page 227 - ... from each according to his capacity, to each according to his needs'.
Page 265 - In actual history it is notorious that conquest, enslavement, robbery, murder — briefly, force — play the great part.
Page 243 - VII. he gives an outline of the History of the English Intellect, from the middle of the sixteenth to the end of the eighteenth century.
Page 264 - In times long gone by there were two sorts of people; one, the diligent, intelligent, and, above all, frugal elite; the other, lazy rascals, spending their substance, and more, in riotous living.
Page 267 - The capitalist mode of appropriation, the result of the capitalist mode of production, produces capitalist private property. This is the first negation of individual private property, as founded on the labour of the proprietor. But capitalist production begets, with the inexorability of a law of Nature, its own negation.
Page 267 - ... property. In the former case, we had the expropriation of the mass of the people by a few usurpers, in the latter, we have the expropriation of a few usurpers by the mass of the...
Page 236 - In order to be able to extract value from the consumption of a commodity, our friend. Moneybags, must be so lucky as to find, within the sphere of circulation, in the market, a commodity, whose use- value possesses the peculiar property of being a source of value, whose actual consumption, therefore, is itself an embodiment of labour, and, consequently, a creation of value.
Page 247 - An organised system of machines, to which motion is communicated by the transmitting mechanism from a central automaton, is the most developed form of production by machinery. Here we have, in the place of the isolated machine, a mechanical monster whose body fills whole factories, and whose demon power, at first veiled under the slow and measured motions of his giant limbs, at length breaks out into the fast and furious whirl of his countless working organs.
Page 242 - A greater number of labourers working together, at the same time, in one place (or, if you will, in the same field of labour), in order to produce the same sort of commodity under the mastership of one capitalist, constitutes, both historically and logically, the starting point of capitalist production.
Page 267 - This does not re-establish private property for the producer, but gives him individual property based on the acquisitions of the capitalist era : ie, on co-operation and the possession in common of the land and of the means of production.

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