Socialism As The Sociological Ideal; A Broader Basis For Socialism by Floyd James MelvinSocialism As The Sociological Ideal; A Broader Basis For Socialism by Floyd James Melvin

Socialism As The Sociological Ideal; A Broader Basis For Socialism

byFloyd James Melvin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V FORCES PRODUCING SOCIALISM, MATERIAL The spiritual forces predominating at the present day have been seen to have a strong trend towards socialism. If we turn to a consideration of those material forces which are increasingly called into being under our form of civilisation, we shall find that here, too, we are being urged toward a remedy for existing economic evils. The most marked characteristic of our times is the increase in cooperation. It will not require any enumeration of conditions or events to demonstrate this. Associations of all sorts are witness to this tendency. The progressive organisation of business, uniting under one system the combined efforts of thousands of superintendents and workmen is the most conspicuous feature of modern industry. Not only the intense efforts of the labour unions to unite all workers for the purpose of collective bargaining with the captains of industry commanding the vast aggregations of capital, but the numerous voluntary associations for every conceivable purpose, strikingly demonstrate this tendency of our time. Although the advantages of cooperation must have been apparent very early in the history of man, it was for a long time impossible for him to make any extended use of the principle. Association is necessary to this form of enterprise. This demands a sense of security from the fear of personal attacks by a partner. If we note the insecurity from such betrayals of confidence at the present time we can understand that not without a considerable degree of social organisation can extensive cooperation become a reality. All the while, however, the demand for cooperation is increasing. The vast proportions of modern business which have followed upon worldwide communication and...
Title:Socialism As The Sociological Ideal; A Broader Basis For SocialismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217997597

ISBN - 13:9780217997591

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