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An Analysis Of The Proposals And Conceptions Of Socialism

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II THE INDUSTRIAL OUTCOME OF SOCIALISM In the previous lecture I endeavored to lay before you a picture of the industrial organization which the adoption of the fundamental proposals of Socialism â?” proposals on which all ...
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II THE INDUSTRIAL OUTCOME OF SOCIALISM In the previous lecture I endeavored to lay before you a picture of the industrial organization which the adoption of the fundamental proposals of Socialism â?” proposals on which all Socialists are agreed â?” must inevitably bring about. The main features of this organization we found to be the creation of a numerous, carefully graduated and strongly disciplined body of officials, culminating in one central all-directing agency for the management of all the industries of the country. This central agency, we found, must determine, years in advance, the various kinds of goods to be produced, the several qualities of each kind, as well as the quantities to be produced of each kind and quality. In order that the officials may have the slightest chance of performing this stupendous task, however inefficiently it may be done, they must have the additional power to control every man and woman in the country with regard to the occupations which they are to follow, the place where they are to reside, and the intensity with which they are to work. And, further, we found that these officials would also have to determine the amount of wealth to be divided amongst the people, each adult receiving an equal share. I shall now endeavor to bring before you some of the economic and industrial consequences of this Socialist organization. Factors In Labor's Productivity The productivity of man's labor in the social state, affected as it is by his natural surroundings, such as fertility of soil, mineral treasures, and topographical features, is also affected,and to a still higher degree, by many social factors. Permit me to enumerate some of the more important of these. One consists of the degree of efficiency possessed by the organizing and managing age...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780559720758
  • Publisher: BiblioBazaar
  • Publication date: 12/9/2008
  • Pages: 60
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 5.00 (h) x 0.12 (d)

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