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" I confess I am not charmed with the ideal of life held out by those who think that the normal state of human beings is that of struggling to get on... "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 410
1848
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Paradoxical Harvest: Energy and Explanation in British History, 1870-1914

Richard N. Adams, Adams - 1982 - 141 pages
...for developing a distaste for what JS Mill characterized in 1848 as "that struggling to get on; that trampling, crushing, elbowing, and treading on each...heels, which form the existing type of social life ..." (Wiener 1981:33 quoting Mill 1961:748-51). Partisans of cultural explanations often forget that...
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Emerging from Poverty: The Economics that Really Matters

Gerald M. Meier, Meier Gerald M - 1984 - 258 pages
...unaffected aversion so generally manifested towards it by political economists of the old school. I am inclined to believe that it would be, on the whole, a very considerable improvement upon our present condition. I confess I am not charmed with the ideal of life held out by those who...
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The Collected Essays of Asa Briggs: Images, Problems, Standpoints and Forecasts

Asa Briggs - 1988 - 352 pages
...happiness. One critic of Trollope quoted John Stuart Mill, who 'confessed' that he was not 'charmed by the ideal of life held out by those who think that...of human beings is that of struggling to get on'. Mill had concluded that 'hile the Northern and Middle States of America had obtained the Six Points...
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Sättigung: moralische und psychologische Grenzen des Wachstums

Josef Falkinger - 1986 - 219 pages
...unaffected aversion so generally manifested towards it by political economists of the old school. I am inclined to believe that it would be, on the whole, a very considerable improvement on our present condition."71 Vor allem würde dann die zermürbende Wachstumslogik ein Ende haben. I confess I...
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The Death of Industrial Civilization: The Limits to Economic Growth and the ...

Joel Jay Kassiola - 1990 - 297 pages
...John Stuart Mill, may give us some inspiration. He admits that he is: not charmed with the [Hobbesian] ideal of life held out by those who think that the...treading on each other's heels, which form the existing form of social life, are the most desirable lot of human kind, or anything but the disagreeable symptoms...
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Economics, Philosophy, and Physics

Ching-Yao Hsieh, Meng-Hua Ye - 1991 - 169 pages
...so generally manifested towards it by political economists of the old school [such as Ricardo]. / am inclined to believe that it would be, on the whole,...elbowing, and treading on each other's heels which comes from the existing type of social life, are the most desirable lot of human kind, or anything...
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A Social History of England, 1851-1990

François Bédarida - 1991 - 384 pages
...II, p. 498. 14 j. S. Mill, Principles of Political Economy, 6th edn, vol. II, 1865, book IV, ch. 6 ('I am not charmed with the ideal of life held out by those who think the normal state of human beings is that of struggling to get on'). 15 Lord Keynes, F1rs* Annual Report...
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Man and the Biosphere: Toward a Coevolutionary Political Economy

...unaffected aversion so generally manifested towards it by political economists of the old school. I am inclined to believe that it would be, on the whole, a very considerable improvement on our present condition."77 It remained for Mill to note that a model of the "progressive state" could be constructed...
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Valuing the Earth, second edition: Economics, Ecology, Ethics

Herman E. Daly, Kenneth N. Townsend - 1992 - 399 pages
...unaffected aversion so generally manifested towards it by political economists of the old school. I am inclined to believe that it would be, on the whole,...considerable improvement on our present condition. ... It is scarcely necessary to remark that a stationary condition of capital and population implies...
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Living within Limits: Ecology, Economics, and Population Taboos

Garrett Hardin - 1995 - 352 pages
...unaffected aversion so generally manifested towards it by political economists of the old school. I am inclined to believe that it would be, on the whole,...considerable improvement on our present condition. . . . There is room in the world, no doubt, and even in old countries, for a great increase of population,...
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