The Socialism of Our Times: A Symposium

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CHAPTER XIII
SOCIALIST VIEW OF PROGRESS UNDER CAPITALISM

THE PROS AND CONS OF CAPITALIST PROGRESS

By DR. I. M. RUBINOW

LIKE socialism, capitalism has many connotations. It is a theory of social evolution. It is a form of organization. It often is almost a form of religious belief. But essentially, when we practical fellows get together, we want to judge the modern state of society primarily as a form of economic co-existence and cooperation. Fundamentally, the capitalist form of society is engaged in the production of material goods, the ultimate purpose of which production is the satisfaction of human wants. Of all the specific indictments of the capitalist system, you will remember that the doctrine of increasing misery the Verelendungstheorie; was most discussed, was most used perhaps in socialist propaganda, naturally, because it represented the most effective human appeal and not because it was the easiest to prove scientifically. What is our appraisal of our state of society at present from that point of view, from the points of view of capitalism's power of meeting economic needs of humanity?

I do not intend to bore you with statistical figures. I shall have to assume that the essential facts as to economic development in this country are as familiar to you as they are to me and if they are not, for the price of one dollar and with a reasonable expenditure of time, you can obtain those facts from the latest Statistical Abstract of the United States. I fully recognize how overdone was the cry of prosperity by professional Pollyannas--most of them occupying professorial

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