The Forum Volume 20

The Forum Volume 20

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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. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...of these organizations the educational advance is astonishing. Where, three years since, there was almost absolute ignorance of the processes of marketing, there is now a general intelligence which renders the manipulations and deceptions which were formerly common utterly impossible. The competition of the cooperative societies has led to such an improvement in the service rendered by commission houses as alone to repay an hundredfold the cost of the cooperative effort, and in these and other indirect ways the benefits of cooperation are felt and acknowledged by all. There is danger, however, that growers, finding no present saving in the cost of marketing, will not persist in cooperation until the managers of societies have learned the business so well that they make the small saving in expense which is certainly possible by cooperation. My duties as manager of the State Exchange have brought me into close contact with our local organizations, old and new, and, with my previous experience as an officer of the Santa Clara County Exchange, have given me a wide range of observation of the practical working of what now promises to be a distinctive feature of modern social life. As a result of this observation I cannot say that I have yet reached many definite conclusions, but I have noted some things, and may be able to make some reflections of value to social students. Cooperation is socialism in the sense that what we are seeking to do is in the direct line of the socialistic theory. We seek to cause the same labor, when expended with equal judgment, to bring to all the same reward. If we farmers can by voluntary association successfully accomplish our aims, we shall dispense with much unnecessary labor and uncertainty, of which more

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  • Paperback | 318 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 572g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236918290
  • 9781236918291