Revolutionary Radicalism; (Vol. III-IV) Constructive Movements and Measures in America Volume 2

Revolutionary Radicalism; (Vol. III-IV) Constructive Movements and Measures in America Volume 2

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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: ...was instituted over production, as well as over the sale and purchase of products, raw materials, their storage and the financing of enterprises. However, a mere supervision proved insufficient. Especially did this prove insufficient when the nationalisation of production took place and the various privileges of the capitalists were destroyed, and when enterprises and whole branches of industry were transferred into the hands of the Workers' and Peasants' Government. It is easy to see that a mere supervision is quite insufficient, and that what is required is not only a workers' control, but workers' management of industry; workers' organisations, works' and factories' committees, trade unions, economic branches of the Soviets of workers' deputies, and finally organs of the Workers' and Peasants' Government (such as special committees, Soviets of public economy, and so on), --these are the organisations that should not only supervise but should also manage. There is another thing that attention should be drawn to here. Some of the workers who are not sufficiently imbued with class-spirit, argue as follows: we are here to take our factory into our own hands and there is an end to the matter. Befoie, the factory was the property of, say, Mr. Smith; now it is the property of the workers. Such a point of view is of course wrong and closely resembles dividing. Indeed, if a state of affairs came about in which every factory belongs to the workers of only that particular factory, the result would be a competition between factories; one cloth factory would strive to gain move than another, they would strive to win over each others' customers; the workers of one factory would be ruined whilst those of another would prosper; these latter would employ the...
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  • English
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