Democracy and the overman by Charles ZueblinDemocracy and the overman by Charles Zueblin

Democracy and the overman

byCharles Zueblin

Paperback | February 3, 2012

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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. 1910. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I THE OVERSPECIALIZED BUSINESS MAN THE sway of the business man is well nigh complete. He is the master of industry, he controls the means of subsistence and communication, he subsidizes education and art in his own whimsical fashion, he owns the Senate's boss; through the Speaker he manages the House, he harries the President and the Supreme Court, he shapes the moral code. It is accepted as logical and appropriate that the business man should control industry, but people forget how recent is his warrant for this. A scant century and a half mark his entire history. The industrialist, expert in manufacture, is dependent on the financier and the man who can market the goods. The mastery of industry by business is not wholly undesirf:'y:tJocrxi.find the Overman able, but neither is it unavoidable. Whether to the advantage or disadvantage of the people, the business man's control of the means of subsistence and communication is less logical. The raw materials of living ought surely to be indirectly in the control of the public, and in the more civilized countries the means of communication are regarded as public rather than private concern. In this country the master of transportation has been the promoter rather than the engineer. Few street railways were built to carry people, and this seemingly appropriate function has fallen heavily upon the expert after one or more promoters have loaded up the system with embarassing financial obligations. In the interest of rapid economic development it may be temporarily desirable to tolerate the rule of the business man over industry and transportation, but why should he direct politics? He will himself hasten to say that he stands aside from affairs of state desiring only to be let alone, and exhibiting cont...
Title:Democracy and the overmanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217201377

ISBN - 13:9780217201377