Fields, Factories And Workshops, Or, Industry Combined With Agriculture And Brain Work With Manual Work Volume 4
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...with the wonderful results obtained in the petite culture, that they go about representing the small culture of the French peasant, or maraicher, as an ideal for mankind, are...
Paperback: 80 pages
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Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.2 x 9.7 inches
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evidently mistaken. They are as much mistaken as those other extremists who would like to turn every country into a small number of huge Bonanza farms, worked by militarily organised " labour battalions". In Bonanza farms human labour is reduced. but the crops taken from the soil are far too small, and the whole system is robberyculture taking no heed of the exhaustion of the soil; while in the petite culture, on isolated small plots, by isolated men or families, too much of human labour is wasted even though the crops are heavy. Real economy, of both space and labour, requires quite different methods, representing a combinat1on of machinery work with hand work. In agriculture, as in everything else, associated labour is the only reasonable solution. Two hundred families of five persons each, owning five acres per family, having no common ties between the families, and compelled to find their living, each family on its five acres, almost certainly would be an economical failure. Even leaving aside all personal d1fficulties resulting from different education and tastes and from the want of knowledge as to what has to be done with the land, and admitting for the sake of argument that these causes do not interfere, the experiment would end in a failure, merely for economical, for agricultural reasons. Whatever improvement upon the present conditions such an organisa O tion might be, that improvement would not last; it would have to undergo a further transformation or disappear. But the same two hundred families, if they consider themselves, say, as tenants...
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