For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

References for Theme: Soul of Man under Socialism

  • Wilde, Oscar
    • The Soul of Man Under Socialism (1891)
    • The Soul of Man Under Socialism (2001)
      (p.10) Up to the present, man has been, to a certain extent, the slave of machinery, and there is something tragic in the fact that as soon as man had invented a machine to do his work he began to starve. This, however, is, of course, the result of our property system and our system of competition. One man owns a machine which does the work of five hundred men. Five hundred men are, in consequence, thrown out of employment, and, having no work to do, become hungry and take to thieving. The one man secures the produce of the machine...
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