The Inhumanity of Socialism

The Case Against Socialism & A Critique of Socialism

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Author: Edward F. Adams
Published: 1913
Language: English
Wordcount: 13,372 / 45 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44
LoC Category: HX
Downloads: 1,601
mnybks.net#: 452
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Politics, Criticism
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stinct for construction and accomplishment. Since the desire is for the largest possible production it is folly to try to withdraw that stimulus and substitute an emotion which, however powerful in a few persons and for uncertain periods, operates most strongly on those industrially least capable.

For I venture the assertion that there is not now and never has been among Socialists a single person who has demonstrated the ability to so direct the Labor of any considerable number of men either in production or distribution that the aggregate of yearly accomplishment at market value is as great as the aggregate cost at current wages.

The second count in the indictment of Socialism, therefore, is that for lack of the sole stimulus which Nature supplies, and the lack of opportunity under a system of equal tasks, with ideals of leisure, direction of production and exchange under a Socialistic regime would be so much less efficient than now that the aggregate waste would be far greater than that of th

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