Collectivism And The Socialism Of The Liberal School; A Criticism And An Exposition

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byAlfred Naquet

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...the horror of the human race; it became hateful because it had done away with liberty, which is, by far, the first and the greatest of advantages. That system disappeared. It is a dead doctrine. It has given place to modern Collectivism. Collectivism does not propose to destroy liberty of consumption. It wishes to leave this intact (we shall examine later on whether these claims can be justified) and to interfere only with liberty of production. For that reason it is obliged to make a distribution of produce, and requires a rule in accordance with which that distribution might be made. Such a rule Karl Marx believed he had found in his theory of value and in the substitution of labour notes for metallic money; but it will suffice to recall to mind our chapter on value to recognise that he has not in the least made such a discovery. In fact, Marx--and his disciples on this point have been more explicit than he--does not admit equality of wages. He recognises that there exists some labour which ought to be better paid than others. His commentator, Schaffle, goes even so far as to admit that, outside the greater effort to which such labour will give rise, and which would justify a higher remuneration, utility alone will intervene in order to fix the value of the labour hour. We do not wish to ask whether the ferocious equality of a Collectivist majority would easily accommodate itself to that difference of treatment, founded as it is on utility alone, and certainly on an utility which the masses would not understand. We believe that the masses would not understand that utility, because it would result simply from the necessity of providing some industries with workers, although in fact the labour in those industries would not, perhaps, be more arduous than els...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1891 Excerpt: ...the horror of the human race; it became hateful because it had done away with liberty, which is, by far, the first and the great...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:May 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217816703

ISBN - 13:9780217816700

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