the plan of society makes these forces wholly productive there each member will produce as much as he consumes. And the normal wants of each member may be safely made the basis for the distribution of the products of labor. " From each according to his ability; to each according to his needs. " With such a system there is no danger that any one will receive more than his just share.
Nature has worked for us already. She has expended constructive force in forming the wood, textile tissues, fuel, fruits, grains and minerals. She has lifted masses of water into the reservoirs of clouds and mountains, to be released by man to turn his machines of production. Allan unites his forces with these stores of nature and thus carries his production of wealth far beyond the demands for present consumption. In many forms this surplus gives each succeeding generation, or even each succeeding year, a better vantage ground, better resources for a mastery of nature and of the conditions for happiness.
HAS ANY PERSON A RIGHT to become rich
from the profits on other men's labor while they remain poor? This is a vital question. If this right exists naturally, if its basis is natural law, then poverty and wealth, misery and affluence, will march side by side through all coming time. We must search this question to the very bottom.
The whole growth of human society, the vast upward march of man from brutal savagism to humane civilization, all this was possible only through the specialization of labor. It was the division of the different employments among those