Philosophy

“Socialism is the belief that the next important step in progress is a change in man’s environment of an economic character that shall include the abolition of every privilege whereby the holder of wealth acquires an anti-social power to compel tribute.”” – Benjamin Tucker, Instead of a Book “We see then that commodities are inContinue reading “Philosophy”

Philosophy, August 7th

“The man who exceeds in fearing is a coward. He fears the wrong things and in the wrong way, and all the other similar qualifications attach to him. He also shows a deficiency in confidence; but he is more easily identified by his excessive reaction in cases of pain. Thus, the coward is a despondentContinue reading “Philosophy, August 7th”

Philosophy, August 5th

“On the other hand, it is painful to observe that he is pained at one’s own misfortunes, since everyone tries to avoid causing his friends pain. For this reason a man of a resolute nature takes care not to involve his friends in his own troubles, and unless he is exceptionally insensitive cannot stand theContinue reading “Philosophy, August 5th”

Philosophy, August 4th

“Paying money for the use of money is a great and barbarous wrong. It is also a stupendous absurdity. No one man can use money. The use of money involves its transfer from one to another. Therefore, as no one man can use money, it cannot be right and proper for any man to payContinue reading “Philosophy, August 4th”

Philosophy, August 1st

“Of course, he can, like the man who is working for him, participate directly in the process of production, but then he is only a hybrid, a man between capitalist and worker, a ‘small master’. A certain stage of capitalist production necessitates that the capitalist be able to devote the whole of the time duringContinue reading “Philosophy, August 1st”

Philosophy, July 30th

“We have now said enough to show that moral virtue is a mean, and in what sense it is so: that it is a mean between two vices, one of excess and the other of deficiency, and that it is such because it aims at hitting the mean point in feelings and actions. For thisContinue reading “Philosophy, July 30th”

Philosophy, July 28th

“With suppressed irony, and using very cautious expressions, the factory inspectors hint that the present Ten Hours’ Act also frees the capitalist from some of the brutality natural to a man who is merely an embodiment of capital, and that it has given him time for a little ‘culture’. ‘Formerly the master had no timeContinue reading “Philosophy, July 28th”