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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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Signifying Woman: Culture and Chaos in Rousseau, Burke, and Mill

Linda Marie-Gelsomina Zerilli - 1994 - 214 pages
...doctrine of free labor. On the one hand, writes Mill, a "stationary state of capital" is preferable to "the trampling, crushing, elbowing, and treading on...heels, which form the existing type of social life." On the other hand, this deplorable spectacle of a humanity divided against itself is "a necessary stage...
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Coevolutionary Economics: The Economy, Society and the Environment

John Gowdy - 1994 - 246 pages
...what they term the progressive state lies the stationary state... [which] I am inclined to believe would be, on the whole, a very considerable improvement on our present condition (quoted in Daly 1977, p. 14). Thomas Malthus (1970) is most famous for his Essay on Population which...
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Beyond the New Right: Markets, Government and the Common Environment

John Gray - 1994 - 195 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,...think that the normal state of human beings is that of struggh'ng to get on; that the trampling, crushing, elbowing, and treading on each other's heels which...
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Economic Theory for Environmentalists

John Gowdy - 2020 - 208 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,...with the ideal of life held out by those who think the normal state of human beings is that of struggling to get on; that the trampling, crushing, elbowing,...
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North and South

Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell - 1995 - 450 pages
...Darwin's Origin of Species (1859). The idea provoked scorn from a few such as John Stuart Mill, who wrote: 'I confess I am not charmed with the ideal of life...state of human beings is that of struggling to get on ... trampling, crushing, elbowing, and treading on each other's heels' (Principles of Political Economy,...
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Varieties of Scientific Experience: Emotive Aims in Scientific Hypotheses

Lewis S. Feuer
...state as too remote to enter the sociological purview, Mill avowed himself frankly as not charmed by 'the trampling, crushing, elbowing, and treading on...other's heels, which form the existing type of social life.'42 He wanted solitude and the preservation of natural beauty. To Marx who wrote of 'the idiocy...
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The Economics of Population

Julian L. Simon - 1997 - 225 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,...and treading on each other's heels, which form the existence type of social life, are the most desirable lot of human kind, or anything but the disagreeable...
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Economic Theory in Retrospect

Mark Blaug - 1997 - 725 pages
...conditions as the coming of the day of judgement. 'I am not charmed', Mill remarks, 'with the idea of life held out by those who think that the normal...of human beings is that of struggling to get on'. American readers will note the comments on America in the first edition, which Mill later struck out...
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The Age of Insecurity

Larry Elliott, Dan Atkinson - 1998 - 312 pages
...war but a harbinger of the ideas propounded by Keynes and Beveridge a century later. I confess that I am not charmed with the ideal of life held out by...state of human beings is that of struggling to get on; the trampling, crushing, elbowing and treading on each other's heads, which form the existing type...
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Valuing Us All: Feminist Pedagogy and Economics

April Laskey Aerni, KimMarie McGoldrick - 1999 - 251 pages
...before the hippies or their gurus or even before modern psychologists were born. In 1857 Mill wrote: "I confess I am not charmed with the ideal of life...state of human beings is that of struggling to get on. ... There would be ... as much room for improving the Art of Living and much more likelihood of its...
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