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The Principles of Socialism Made Plain; And Objections, Methods, and Quack Remedies for Poverty Considered (Paperback) Loot Price: R284
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The Principles of Socialism Made Plain; And Objections, Methods, and Quack Remedies for Poverty Considered (Paperback): Frank...
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The Principles of Socialism Made Plain; And Objections, Methods, and Quack Remedies for Poverty Considered (Paperback)

Frank Fairman

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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.1888 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. QUACK REMEDIES FOR POVERTY. To prove a universal negative, if not literally impossible, is beyond the scope of any ordinary capacity, and I shall not therefore attempt to prove, however firmly I may be convinced of it, that no real remedy can be devised for poverty which is not essentially socialistic. I shall content myself with showing that such remedies as have been proposed are, and must be, entirely illusory, either because it would be impossible to adopt them, or because if adopted they would fail to secure the desired end. It is not such a laborious task as it seems at first sight to discuss the various plans put forward for saving society from the evils which afflict it, since a great many may be grouped together under one head, and disposed of upon general principles. It may be worth while here to repeat that the socialist does not assert that if his views were adopted nothing else need be done. He fully recognises the necessity for moral improvement as well as material; but he maintains that the primary necessities of existence, or, if the term be preferred, the lower wants of mankind, must be supplied before his higher qualities are developed, and that it is impossible either for men and women in destitution and misery to be really moral, or for those in comfortable circumstances to be so, whilst a large mass of their fellowcreatures at their very doors are sunk in degradation. This last truth is evidenced by the fact that some of the best men amongst us are constantly endeavouring to raise the condition of the masses, and taking a great deal of pains to do it; and one of the saddest sights at the present time is to see so much earnest effort misdirected, mainly from the want of ability to ascertain, or want of courage to face, the ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Frank Fairman
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 48
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-37711-8
Barcode: 9781154377118
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-154-37711-3

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