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Machine, The

By: Upton Sinclair

...meatpacking industry. He was also a playwright whose works for the stage reflected the same progressive viewpoints found in his other writing. In The Machine, published as part of Sinclair's 1912 collection Plays of Protest, Socialist activists show a rich man's daughter the truth about the society in which she has been raised. (Summary by wildemoose)...

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Unidentified Flying Objects

By: United States Federal Bureau of Investigation

... for the fledgling military organization. The slant of this de-classified material is chiefly written communications between the FBI and the military machine in 1947. Correspondence herein spans July and August of 1947 which will forever remain as the beginning of serious first-hand UFO experience in the annals of history. (Introduction by Roger Melin)...

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Considerations on Representative Government

By: John Stuart Mill

...f scale being allowed for) as they would upon a steam plow, or a threshing machine. T o these stand opposed another kind of political reasoners, who a... ...ical reasoners, who are so far from assimilating a form of government to a machine, that they regard it as a sort of spontaneous prod uct, and the sc... ...adopt it. On the other hand, it is also to be borne in mind that political machinery does not act of itself. As it is first made, so it has to be work... ...ead of a security against misgovernment, is but an additional wheel in its machinery. Besides these moral hindrances, mechanical difficulties are 10 ... ... independent, or held together by a loose tie like the feudal: because the machinery of authority was not perfect enough to carry orders into effect a... ...he power which is to keep the engine going must be sought for outside the machinery; and if it is not forthcoming, or is insufficient to surmount the... ...ore propriety, since there is no part of public business in which the mere machinery, the rules and con trivances for conducting the details of the o... ...f government, their good qualities supply the moving force which works the machinery. This leaves, as the other con stituent element of the merit of ... ...her con stituent element of the merit of a government, the quality of the machinery itself; that is, the degree in which it is adapted to take advant...

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Manifesto of the Communist Party

By: Karl Marx

...and ever rising. Even manufacture no longer sufficed. There upon, steam and machinery revolutionised industrial production. The place of manufacture ... ...tition, to all the fluctuations of the market. Owing to the extensive use of machinery and to divi sion of labour, the work of the proletarians has l... ... and consequently, all charm for the workman. He becomes an appendage of the machine, and it is only the most simple, most monotonous, and most easily... ...esto” 9 creases, the wage decreases. Nay more, in proportion as the use of machinery and division of labour increases, in the same proportion the bu... ...n crease of the work exacted in a given time or by in creased speed of the machinery, etc. Modern industry has converted the little workshop of the ... ...estroy imported wares that com pete with their labour, they smash to pieces machinery, they set factories ablaze, they seek to restore by force the v... ...n the ranks of the proletariat are more and more equalised, in proportion as machinery obliterates all distinctions of labour, and nearly everywhere r... ... wages of the workers ever more fluctuat ing. The unceasing improvement of machinery, ever more rapidly developing, makes their livelihood more and ... ...which he laments, is, for the enormous majority, a mere training to act as a machine. But don’t wrangle with us so long as you apply, to our intended ...

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Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy

By: John Stuart Mill

... by trade, which it had derived from the discovery. Now the exportation of machinery comes within the case which we have just described. If the fact b... ...bed. If the fact be, that by allowing to foreigners a participation in our machinery, we enable them to produce any of our leading articles of export,... ...tain that unless we possess as great an advantage in the production of the machinery itself as we have in the production of other articles by means of... ...achinery itself as we have in the production of other articles by means of machinery, the permitting of its exportation would alter to our disadvantag... ...ithstanding what has now been observed, restrictions on the exportation of machinery are not, in our opinion, justifiable, either on the score of inte... ...probation as to enforce observance of it. More- over, a country possessing machines should consider that if a similar advantage were extended to other... ...ould gain by their improvements in those which it buys. The exportation of machinery may, however, be a proper subject for adjustment with other natio... ...changed for the articles which conduce directly to that end. But the food, machinery, &c, which will ultimately be purchased with the goods in my ware... ...be ruined: and if during the high prices they have built mills and erected machinery, they will be likely to repent at leisure. In the present state o...

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On Liberty

By: John Stuart Mill

...ill 69 fought, causes tried, and even churches erected and prayers said, by machinery—by automatons in human form—it would be a considerable loss to ... ...starved specimens of what nature can and will produce. Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescri... ...would be greater, the more efficiently and scientifically the administrative machinery was constructed—the more skilful the arrangements for obtaining... ...ll men no great thing can really be accomplished; and that the perfection of machinery to which it has sacri ficed everything, will in the end avail ... ...e end avail it nothing, for want of the vital power which, in order that the machine might work more smoothly , it has preferred to banish. End. On Li...

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Autobiography

By: John Stuart Mill

... to me by making me, in this portion of my activity, merely one wheel in a machine, the whole of which had to work together. As a speculative writer, ... ...e that the description so often given of a Benthamite, as a mere reasoning machine, though extremely inapplicable to most of those who have been desig... ...ved in the practicability, nor in the beneficial operation of their social machinery, I 97 John Stuart Mill felt that the proclamation of such an ide... ...repelled from Mr. Hare’s plan by what they think the complex nature of its machinery. But any one who does not feel the want which the scheme is inten...

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The Federalist Papers

By: Alexander Hamilton

...domains. It may be asked, perhaps, what has so long kept this dis- jointed machine from falling entirely to pieces? The answer is obvious: The weaknes... ...entary powers upon Congress, as they are now constituted; and ei- ther the machine, from the intrinsic feebleness of its struc- ture, will moulder int... ...ore democratic, but the soul that animates it will be more oligarchic. The machine will be enlarged, but the fewer, and often the more secret, will be... ... objection, that it could tend to increase the complexity of the political machine, and to add a new spring to the government, the utility of which wo... ...ing new provisions and precautions to the new state of things, to keep the machine from running into disorder. In this respect, therefore, there is no...

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The Poetical Works of Alexander Pope

By: Gilfillan

...d the “Midsummer Night’s Dream” existed before the “Rape of the Lock,” the machinery in it would have proclaimed Pope a man of creative imagination. A... ...llery, the most finished nonsense, and one of the most exquisitely-managed machineries in the language. His “Eloisa and Abelard,” a poem beautiful and... ... to the best example, one and entire, as contained in the proposition, the machinery is a continued chain of allegories, setting forth the whole power... ...s.’ Smithfield was the place where Bartholomew Fair was kept, whose shows, machines, and dramatical entertainments, formerly agreeable only to the tas...

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