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An Englishman Looks At The World - The Normal Social Life Post by :vbhnl Category :Essays Author :H. G. Wells Date :May 2012 Read :2837

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produces an increasing surplus of energy and opportunity, more particularly under modern conditions of scientific organisation and power production; and this through the operation of rent and of usury tends to


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(a) release and (b) expropriate
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an increasing proportion of the population to become:
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(_a_) A LEISURE CLASS and (_b_) A LABOUR CLASS
under no urgent compulsion divorced from the land and
to work living upon uncertain wages
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| | which may degenerate degenerate | |
| | into a waster class into a sweated, | |
| | overworked, | |
| | violently | |
| | resentful | |
| | and destructive | |
| | rebel class | |
| | / | |
| | and produce a | |
| | SOCIAL DEBACLE | |
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| which may become which may become |
| a Governing the controlled |
| Class (with waster regimented |
| elements) in and disciplined |
| an unprogressive Labour Class of |
| Bureaucratic <-----------------> an unprogressive |
| SERVILE STATE Bureaucratic |
| SERVILE STATE |
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which may become which may be
the whole community rendered needless
of the GREAT STATE by a universal
working under various compulsory year
motives and inducements or so of labour
but not constantly, service together
nor permanently with a scientific
nor unwillingly organisation
of production,
and so reabsorbed
by re-endowment
into the Leisure
Class of the
GREAT STATE

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