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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... "
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Sustainability: Sustainability

M. R. Redclift - 2005 - 393 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. John Stuart Mill (1857) What is a steady-state economy? Economic analysis, or any analytic thought...
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Documents of the Industrial Revolution 1750-1850: Select Economic And Social ...

Richard L. Tames - 2005 - 194 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. I confess that I am not charmed with the ideal of life held out by those who think that the normal state of human...
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Realizing Hope: Life Beyond Capitalism

Michael Albert - 2006 - 198 pages
...John Stuart Mill, one of the foremost philosophers of the nineteenth century wrote, "I confess that I am not charmed with the ideal of life held out by those who think dial the normal state of human beings is that of struggling to get on; that the trampling, crushing,...
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The Soulful Science: What Economists Really Do and why it Matters

Diane Coyle - 2007 - 279 pages
...growth was not one of its strengths either. Mill wrote disdainfully: "I am not charmed with the idea of life held out by those who think that the normal...of human beings is that of struggling to get on." He argued that the government should limit the pace of technical change, and was in favor of cooperatives...
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J.S. Mill's Political Thought: A Bicentennial Reassessment

Nadia Urbinati, Alex Zakaras - 2007
...III: 768). This claim, of course, has hardly been tested, and its testing ground is a far cry from "the trampling, crushing, elbowing, and treading on each other's heels, which form the existing [capitalist] type of social life" (POPE, CW II: 754). That said, Mill's hope rests on an assumption...
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Considerations on Green Political Thought - A New, Ecological Ideology?

Florian Heyden - 2007 - 60 pages
...Mill was predicting "that at the end of ... the progressive state lies the stationary state", which would be, "on the whole, a very considerable improvement on our present condition". He continued that, if not curbed, industrial expansion would mean that the Earth would be exhausted...
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