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Save 31.00 off rrpaSpringboard Level 15A Classroom Value Pack contains six each of the following 8 titles:The Lucky WhaleCarla Crocodiles KnittingThe Giants FireBrontos New HouseSaving TigersWhat Is a Frog?Ruby and the White Ratdont Throw it Away
Value And The Invariable Unit Of Value
From the INTRODUCTION.
The importance of our subject cannot be over-estimated.
Value has been called the corner-stone of economics, the fundamental idea, the dominant category of political economy, and, unless it be definitely and correctly determined, that science in its entirety is like a house built upon quicksand; it has no solid, abiding foundations.
Until the commerce of mankind,-until the product of industry can be weighed and balanced in the scales of justice, society in its true sense is impossible, and must inevitably become "an organized institution for picking pockets," such as it is, to a great extent, to-day.
The lack of equity and justice in the processes of production and distribution so painfully manifest at the present time, and so fruitful in evil, has its source in this one fact more than any other,-that there is no just standard measure or unit of value; that which is used as such being simply a disturber of values and a tool of exploitation and injustice through monopoly.
The wide interest manifested in our subject is a remarkable fact of current literature, hardly a paper or a magazine with any educational pretensions being void of some reference to value or to its intimate relations.
The Loco-foco party of 1836, which protested against paper and bank-notes, has split into bimetallists and mono-metallists, and the war of the standards rages from Dan to Beersheba, disintegrating political parties and becoming the bete noir of political saints and sinners.
Honesty is inscribed on both banners, while with intelligence both banners would vanish from the field.
One writer, pleading for a monopolized gold standard, under which rascality is a fine art, is so enthused with the moral aspect (to him) of his theme of monetary aggrandizement, that he makes a national application of the faith that is in him, asking, "Are we a nation of rascals?"
This Armageddon of ignorance continues as though some Joshua of political economy had halted the sun in its celestial course so that the slaughter of words might continue.
The economists fight upon questions to decide which value must be determined. One seeks his unit or standard of value in gold, the other in silver, and both, being blind leaders of the blind, fall into a pit.
The economists talk of value as vaguely as the red Indian talks of the Great Spirit. They compare values by means of a shifting point of comparison (worse than none); they measure values with an elastic thread; they confound utility and value; they differentiate price and value; they, in one breath, proclaim the ideality of value, its elusiveness and mentality; while, in the next breath, they talk of so many grains of this or that material substance as a standard of the ideal.
A Man's Value To Society
Our scientific experts are investigating the wastes of society. Their reports indicate that man is a great spendthrift. He seems not so much a husbandman, making the most of the treasures of his life-garden, as a robber looting a storehouse for booty.
A House-boat On The Styx
Charon, the Ferryman of renown, was cruising slowly along the Styx one pleasant Friday morning not long ago, and as he paddled idly on he chuckled mildly to himself as he thought of the monopoly in ferriage which in the course of years he had managed to build up. "It's a great thing," he said, with a smirk of satisfaction - "it's a great thing to be the go-between between two states of being; to have the exclusive franchise to export and import shades from one state to the other, and withal to have had as clean a record as mine has been. Valuable as is my franchise, I never corrupted a public official in my life, and -"
Women And 'value' In Jane Austen's Novels
This book considers how Jane Austen's minor female characters expose the economic and social realities of British women in the long eighteenth century and reflect the conflict between intrinsic and expressed value within the evolving marketplace, where fluctuations and fictions inherent in the economic and moral value structures are exposed. Just as the newly-minted paper money was struggling to express its value, so do Austen's minor female characters struggle to assert their intrinsic value within a marketplace that expresses their worth as bearers of dowries. Austen's minor female characters expose the plight of women who settle for transactional marriages, become speculators and predators, or become superfluous women who have left the marriage market and battle for personal significance and existence. These characters illustrate the ambiguity of value within the marriage market economy, exposing women's limited choices. This book employs a socio-historical framework, considering the rise of a competitive consumer economy juxtaposed with affective individualism.
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