Progressivism--And After Volume 3

Progressivism--And After Volume 3

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...of higher wages and more rapid promotion on farms of which not only the land but all the capital is governmentally owned and governmentally operated, and on a large and scientific scale. Already the scientific experiment stations are rapidly expanding on the one side, and, on the other, municipalities are financially interesting themselves in the supply of milk and meat and in markets. Under State Socialism they will undertake to reduce the cost of living for the residents of the cities by entering into one branch after another of agriculture, on municipal farms. The employment on these national and municipal farms will attract not only agricultural laborers, but even small farmers--for not only will high wages be paid, but there will be some profit-sharing as well--together with an excellent chance for promotion. And even the moderately large farmers and co-operators will find it more and more difficult both to get labor and to compete generally with such farms. For co-operators will prefer to share profits rather than merely to share expenses. Or, what is still more likely, the larger farmers and co-operative associations will be driven, at first, into certain special branches, until, one after another, they will be automatically forced to retire from these also. Such a process will take decades for completion. But it will begin under State Socialism, and it will be a relatively short time after that when private capital will at least cease to predominate in agriculture generally, though it may linger in a few branches. This development will be hastened by the fact that a low cost of living, especially in necessaries, is a basic policy of State Capitalism and still more of State Socialism. Both systems are based on an effort to bring the masses...
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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236488636
  • 9781236488633