Cooperation Volume 7-8

Cooperation Volume 7-8

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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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...a whole house which his society owns--and it is a house which he takes pride in calling "home." It is well built--brick, covered with gray stucco; a red tiled roof; a garden of vegetables, fruit trees and grapes in the rear; rose trees in the front yard;/ and climbing vines over the front of the house. I take for example the house of a railroad worker which I inspected from cellar to attic; his salary is 15,000 marks a year, and he pays 595 marks yearly rental. This rental will shortly be increased to 900 marks; but even at that it is less than onefifteenth of his salary. These brief glimpses of German Co-operation may be regarded as typical of what is going on all over German-speaking Europe. Co-operation has been seized upon by the people as the most practical means to win democracy. The German Socialists now realize that they have been misled by Lassalle and Marx into exaggerating the possibilities of political action. A Socialist leader and member of the Bavarian Parliament told me that the teachings of Lassalle had done great harm. As a result of a newer understanding, the German working people, while still retaining an interest in political action, are giving their real serious attention to Cooperation as offering the greatest hope. They have learned by bitter experience that political regimes may come and go, but Co-operation is constant. In no other field of action do they have such good prospects of holding what they gain. I went to Germany expecting to find the Co-operators poor, hungry and distressed. Germany is poor, hungry and distressed; but these conditions do not apply to the Co-operative Movement; the distress is of political origin. The Co-operative Movement is independent and self-reliant and comparatively prosperous....show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236630092
  • 9781236630094