Report of the First International Co-Operative Congress Held in the Hall of the Society of Arts, on 19th, 20th, 22nd, and 23rd August 1895

 
9781235843020: Report of the First International Co-Operative Congress Held in the Hall of the Society of Arts, on 19th, 20th, 22nd, and 23rd August 1895
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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.1896 Excerpt: ... GERMANY. I.--Co-operat1ve Assoc1at1ons Adopt1ng The Rules Of Schulze-del1tzsch. The first " Societies of artisans and workmen based upon the self-help of those taking part in them " were called into being by Judge Hermann Schulze-Delitzsch--who was born 29th August 1808 and died 29th April 1883--in his native town of Delitzsch. Those associations were intended to divert the working classes from the path of those aiming at State support, guilds with compulsory membership, and at centralisation from above. The movement has developed, on the initiative of the people, with slow and steady progress. It has followed almost entirely the programme sketched out by SchulzeDelitzsch, the " father" of German co-operation, in the year 1858, in the following words:--"At the outset the association will have to be carried on with a certain reticence, because the destruction of the old trade associations is not yet sufficiently complete, the building ground is not yet so far cleared of the debris of the old system as to enable us to proceed with complete freedom with the work of construction. Besides, we have to fight with the tendency to separatism peculiar to the German people, to whom the sacrifice of isolation appears to present itself as a sacrifice of independence, whereas, in truth, independence is only to be secured by the hearty co-operation of the once isolated See Criiger, "Die Erwerbs-und Wirthschafts genossenschaften in den einzelnen Landern " (Fischer, Jena); also articles by the same author in "Handworterbuch der Staatswissenschaften," edited by Professor Conrad and others. Those articles quote a complete bibliography. See also "Les Societes Cooperatives d'Allemagne" in La Revue d'Economie Politique for 1892, pp. 967, &c.; moreover " Die Erwerbs-und Wirthsch...

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