Selected articles on municipal ownership

Paperback | July 8, 2012

byJulia Emily Johnsen

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... to permit municipal ownership. The socialization of public sentiment which must lie back of proper social action may not have gone far enough. The question is: Have we the social man back of the social action which we advocate? If we are talking about the heart of Africa, with its individualistic blacks, unquestionably we have not the social man which would make possible any considerable amount of social action. Among barbarians and semi-civilized people the few must do things for the many. Social action must not be forced down from above, and it must not come accidentally, if it is to be successful. It must come as the result of full and free discussion, and of full and free expression on the part of the people. It is on this account that the initiative and referendum, in a country like ours, may properly accompany the social action. Have we in our own country the social man to back social action? If he does not everywhere exist, he is coming, and coming rapidly, and the amount of social action which the socialization of sentiment makes possible and desirable increases in proportion as he makes his appearance. The question of municipal ownership is a question of social psychology. It turns on the nature of the social mind. MUNICIPAL LIGHTING1 The United States today is knit together by a labyrinth of roads, avenues, streets, and alleys upon which the rich and the humble, the just and the unjust, are free to traverse on a common basis, without let or hindrance, so long as a decent regard for the rights of other wayfarers is observed. These thoroughfares, with practically no exceptions, were cut and constructed and are now being maintained by the people, through diverse political units or governments ranging in form all the way from simple...

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ... to permit municipal ownership. The socialization of public sentiment which must lie back of proper social action may n...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:138 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217549829

ISBN - 13:9780217549820

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