Equitable commerce: a new development of principles as substitutes for laws and governments, for the harmonious adjustment and regulation of the pecuniary, intellectual, and moral intercourse of mankind, proposed as elements of new society

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B. Franklin, 1852 - 117 pagine
 

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Pagina 36 - To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven : A time to be born, and a time to die; A time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal ; A time to break down, and a time to build up...
Pagina 57 - Liberty defined and limited by others is slavery! LIBERTY, then, is the SOVEREIGNTY OF THE INDIVIDUAL; and never shall man know liberty until each and every individual is acknowledged to be the only legitimate sovereign of his or her person, time, and property, each living and acting at his own cost; and not until we live in society where each can exercise this inalienable right of sovereignty at all times without clashing with, or violating that of others. This is impracticable just in proportion...
Pagina i - To withdraw the elements of discord, of war, of distrust and repulsion, and to establish a prevailing spirit of peace, order, and social sympathy.
Pagina 31 - ... manners to Europe. It was the invasion of a new idea, to which resistance had handed fire and the sword. The Convention was no longer a government, but a camp. The republic was no longer a society, but a massacre of conquered men upon a field of carnage. The fury of ideas is more implacable than the fury of men ; for men have heart, and opinion has none. Systems are brutal forces which bewail not even that which they crush.
Pagina 100 - ... the present system of national trade — stop all wars arising out of the scramble for the profits of trade, and demolish all tariffs, duties, and all systems of policy that give rise to them — would abolish all distinctions of rich and poor — would enable every one to consume as much as he produced, and, consequently, prevent any one from living at the cost of another, without his or her consent.
Pagina xi - Security of person and property. III. The greatest practical amount of freedom to each individual. IV. Economy in the production and uses of wealth. V. To open the way for each individual to the possession of land and all other natural wealth. VI. To make the interests of all to co-operate with and assist each other, instead of clashing with and counteracting each other. VII. To withdraw the elements of discord, of war, of distrust, and repulsion ; and to establish a prevailing spirit of peace, order,...
Pagina v - ... reader of the fact, that these last are of a later date than the other parts. The work itself is one of the most remarkable ever printed. It is a condensed presentation of the most fundamental principles of social science ever yet discovered.
Pagina 104 - No one can sell house lots for five thousand dollars, while any one will sell them of equal value for five dollars; and one person can buy and sell all the lots required by thousands. No one can sell coffee at sixteen cents a pound, where any one will sell it equally good for ten cents; and one person can sell coffee and sugar to thousands. No one can get five dollars per hour for visiting the sick, when another, whose services are equally valuable, can be obtained for an equivalent.
Pagina 99 - I now respectfully, but earnestly, invite him or her to study the adaptation of these means to their proposed ends, and to decide whether or not the problem is fully and correctly stated — whether or not the means proposed are adequate to the solution of that problem — whether or not I am correct in the following conclusions: That cost is an equitable, and the only equitable principle for the government of prices in the pecuniary commerce of mankind.
Pagina 103 - ... point out a solution at once simple, truthful, beautiful, and sublime. Finally, that the five elements of new society herein set forth, together with other modern discoveries and inventions, are capable, if reduced to practice, of " ADJUSTING, HARMONIZING, 'AND REGULATING THE PECUNIARY, INTELLECTUAL, AND MORAL INTERCOURSE OF MANKIND...

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