What Is Socialism?; An Exposition And A Criticism, With Special Reference To The Movement In…

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byJames Boyle

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... out of the question, he saying (Socialism in Theory and Practice): Modern Socialists recognize that the methods of distribution under the new order of things must take for their starting point the present methods, »'. e., payments of varying wages or salaries for services rendered. Here again we run counter to a deep-rooted popular conception, or rather misconception, of the Socialist program. One of the pet schemes of the early Socialist experimenters was the substitution of "labor certificates" or "time certificates" for money.... Modern Socialists have long discarded all miniature social experimentations and arbitrary social devices as Utopian and puerile. Some Socialists and most critics claim that Marx himself favored the labor-time-basis as an equitable scheme for distributing the proceeds of labor under Socialism; but this is denied by other expounders. The latter contend that Marx's time theory only applies to the production of private property under the present capitalistic system. This may be true as to Capital, but Marx certainly favored the labor-time-basis in other writings. But there is now a general recognition on the part of well-informed Socialists that it would be impracticable and unfair to apply it to work under the Co-operative Commonwealth. Indeed, the old original Communistic doctrine of "share-and-share-alike" is again becoming the accepted doctrine--providing, of course, that this principle be applied only to those who work according to their ability. It is unfair to charge Modern Socialists with an intention to reward the lazy equally with the industrious--although coupled with that statement should go the observation that according to Socialists the amount of work required from each man will be so small and will...

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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... out of the question, he saying (Socialism in Theory and Practice): Modern Socialists recognize that the methods of dis...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:88 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217655874

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