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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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Government by Fiat: The Retreat from Responsibility

Warwick Funnell - 2001 - 238 pages
...acceptance of the need for a moral society. 56 Even Mill's prescriptions for the liberal society did not see 'the trampling, crushing, elbowing, and treading on...heels which form the existing type of social life, [as] the most desirable lot of mankind'. 57 Mills was especially critical of the way in which Bentham's...
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Ethics and Capitalism

John Douglas Bishop - 2000 - 233 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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Business Ethics: Critical Perspectives on Business and Management, Volume 2

Alan R. Malachowski - 2001 - 328 pages
...this quotation illustrates: I confess I am not charmed with an ideal of life held out by those that think that the normal state of human beings is that...trampling, crushing, elbowing and treading on each others' heels, which form the existing type of social life, are the most desirable lot of human kind,...
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The Emptiness of Japanese Affluence

Gavan McCormack - 2001
...the end of ... the progressive state lies the stationary state [zero-growth state]." Mill goes on, I confess I am not charmed with the ideal of life held out by those who think diat the normal state of human beings is that of struggling to get on; that the trampling, crushing,...
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Economics as Religion: From Samuelson to Chicago and Beyond

Robert H. Nelson - 2002 - 378 pages
...replaced by a world in which "no one desires to be richer." This "steady state." as Mill's characterizes it. "would be, on the whole, a very considerable improvement on our present condition." 1t would be, as Marx and Keynes also emphasized, the transforming power of material ptogress that would...
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The History of Economic Thought: A Reader

Steven G. Medema, Warren J. Samuels - 2003 - 668 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,...struggling to get on; that the trampling, crushing, eIbowing, and treading on each other's heels, which form the existing type of social life, are the...
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On the Nature of Cities: Toward Enduring and Creative Human Environments

Kenneth Schneider - 2003 - 384 pages
...necessary and, more importantly, because he found it appealing. He was "not charmed" with the ideal of "those who think that the normal state of human beings is that of struggling to get on ... trampling, crushing, elbowing, and treading on each other's heels." The positive value of stationary...
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Capitalism: As If the World Matters

Jonathon Porritt - 2005 - 353 pages
...off? Although his articulation of this sometimes makes him sound like an old fogey ('I confess I'm not charmed with the ideal of life held out by those...elbowing and treading on each other's heels, which forms the existing type of social life, are the most desirable lot of humankind'), his understanding...
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The American Revelation: Ten Ideals That Shaped Our Country from the ...

Neil Baldwin - 2005 - 253 pages
...the strong "promptings" of his wife and stepdaughter.11 "I am not charmed," Mill declared, "with an ideal of life held out by those who think that the...of human beings is that of struggling to get on." All who participate in the chain of events of labor all workers whose "productive power" leads...
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Civilization and Its Contents

Bruce Mazlish - 2004 - 188 pages
...Economics, "The increase of wealth is not boundless."3 This is not all bad in Mill's view, because "the trampling, crushing, elbowing, and treading on...heels, which form the existing type of social life" is hardly the most desirable lot of mankind. Mill, who daringly flirted with socialist ideas, prefers...
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