Creative Pioneers

Creative Pioneers : Building a New Society Through Adventurous Vocations and Avocations on the Frontiers of Industrial Relations, the Political Movement, the Cooperative Movement, Race Relations, and Socialized Religion (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Creative Pioneers: Building a New Society Through Adventurous Vocations and Avocations on the Frontiers of Industrial Relations, the Political Movement, the Cooperative Movement, Race Relations, and Socialized Religion The really creative pioneering of the days in which we now live is found in the transformation of individualistic compe tition into social cooperation. And this requires structural changes in society. Privately owned means of production cannot be used cooperatively - except in the sense of coopera tion within restricted areas in order to be more efficient in competition. Common ownership of the basic industries alone makes possible genuine social cooperation. Private ownership of an equitable share of consumers' goods minis ters to human welfare, and there is urgent need for more pri vate property in homes, furnishings, gardens, clothing, and food. Social ownership and control of the chief sources of wealth are essential to the equitable distribution that provides plenty of private property for everybody. But the present system of private property in the means of production is deeply entrenched and can be transformed into a system of socialized ownership and utilization only by a titanic effort. Vested privilege, inertia, custom, and fear of change combine to buttress the existing order. Innovators are always looked upon with suspicion and hostility. To those who desire to continue the status quo, advocates of drastic change appear to be subversive agitators and danger ous radicals. Therefore social pioneering is dangerous busi ness, more perilous than exposure to the elements or Indian warfare on the early frontier. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 245g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243208006
  • 9780243208005