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Albert Einstein: Why Socialism
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8.- Man is a solitary and a social being at the same time, and this can be so due to biological inheritance, but mostly from social inheritance as society is the strongest drive in the shaping of his character and conditions.
9.- The social pattern and interrelationships of human beings are subjected to change, and they are not just dependent of hereditary conditions as they can influence their lives through conscious thinking and wanting.
11.- As well as the biological constitution can't be modified, the same applies to the technological and demographic developments that have created conditions in which Mankind constitutes a community of production and consumption.
12.- All human beings are suffering from a process of deterioration because they are prisoners of their own egotism, and they are unable to enjoy life as they don't devote themselves to society as the only way to find meaning in life.
14.- By using the means of production, the worker produces new goods which become the property of the capitalist, but the worker doesn't receive anything significant from the real value of the goods that he produces.
15.- There is an oligarchy formed by few and big capitalists with an enormous power that cannot be measured accurately, so the private capitalists control, directly or indirectly, the political and legislature life of society.
16.- In present day, Capitalism production is carried on for profit, not for use, and there is a lot of competition, so there is no guarantee against unemployment, and this could lead to severe depressions.
In Liberalism Resurgent we find an Einstein's quote that can summarize this essay very well. ...
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