Self-government in industry

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII FREEDOM IN THE GUILD I The Collectivist's first line of attack upon the Guild system is usually, in form at least, made in the interests of the consumer. He seeks to show that the Guild would inevitably 'exploit the community.' But, defeated on this point, he goes on to appeal to the producers themselves, and asks whether the Guild system would in fact secure greater freedom for the individual worker. Modern methods of production, he declares, are so intensely complicated and on so large a scale that it is impossible to restore the individual freedom of the craftsman. That being so, it matters not, from the point of view of freedom, how industry is organised: the only wise course is to concentrate on securing the greatest efficiency of production and the best possible distribution of the product. Since neither under Capitalism, nor under Collectivism, nor under a gigantic system of National Guilds, can the individual be free, why bother any longer about freedom, at any rate in the industrial sphere? That is, I believe, a fair statement of the Collectivist argument: and it rests on two fallacies. It is contended, first, that Collectivism, which is the trust system in excelsis, makes for productive efficiency, and secondly, that the system of National Guilds cannot but be bureaucratic. I shall deal with these two points in turn: but my real concern is with the second, because I believe that it rests on a complete misconception of the system of industrial organisation Guildsmen desire. The first argument rests on the double fallacy that self-government has nothing to do with efficiency and that freedom has nothing to do with self-government. This is a denial of the whole philosophy of all good men. It is against this very view that the main atta...

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World of Labour. I threw it aside on the outbreak of war ;but during the past year I have thoroughly revised it, and added so much new matter as to make it practically a different book. Various portions of it have appeared in various newspapers between 1914 and the present time. The largest debt I owe to the New A ge, in which several whole chapters appeared in their original form. A nother chapter is based upon a series of articles which appeared in the Nation. Other portions have been published in the Church Socialist, the Herald, the Highway, and the Labour Leader. I owe so many debts to friends who have helped me with ideas, suggestions and criticisms that, instead of thanking them individually, 1prefer to thank them collectively in my dedication. G. D. H. COLE. LONDON, June,
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