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Isbister, limited, 1894 - Socialism - 512 pages

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Robert flint has really explained socialism in plain and easy to understand terms. Although some of the language is heady it is well worth the time to understand and appreciate this confusing and morose subject which is treated like a proverbial black plague. Everyone should be exposed to this subject at some time and this book is a great book to start with. If you are researching socialism you should also take note of these books.
Socialism: Utopian,and Scientific, By Friedrich Engels
Socialism: An Economic and sociological analysis, By Ludwig Von Mises

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Page 72 - I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good. It is an affectation, indeed, not very common among merchants, and very few words need be employed in dissuading them from it.
Page 66 - That the only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilised community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others.
Page 367 - The centre moved, a circle straight succeeds, Another still, and still another spreads; Friend, parent, neighbour, first it will embrace; His country next; and next all human race...
Page 199 - The labouring population therefore produces, along with the accumulation of capital produced by it, the means by which itself is made relatively superfluous, is turned into a relative surplus population; and it does this to an always increasing extent.
Page 154 - It usurps the time for growth, development, and healthy maintenance of the body. It steals the time required for the consumption of fresh air and sunlight. It higgles over a meal-time, incorporating it where possible with the process of production itself, so that food is given to the labourer as to a mere means of production, as coal is supplied to the boiler, grease and oil to the machinery.
Page 24 - With me, on the contrary, the ideal is nothing else than the material world reflected by the human mind, and translated into forms of thought...
Page 155 - The greater the social wealth, the functioning capital, the extent and energy of its growth, and, therefore, also the absolute mass of the proletariat and the productiveness of its labour, the greater is the industrial reserve army.
Page 88 - The free development of each is the condition of the free development of all...
Page 209 - Every man has freedom to do all that he wills, provided he infringes not the equal freedom of any other man...
Page 460 - God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked: that there should be no schism in the body, but that the members should have the same care one for another. And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.

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