Australian History, 1927.
Source: "Reason in Revolt",
Source documents of Australian Radicalism.
Published: by Labor Call Print, Melbourne, 1927.
Transcription/HTML: by Kevin Goins.
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Social Theory Course
MONDAY EVENINGS at 8 p.m.
Class Leader: F. STEVENS.
Outlining the subjects necessary to a clear understanding
of Working Class problems.
The main points dealt with are as under: –
Political Theories as matters of opinion.
Class Bias in the solution of Social Problems.
Correct Thinking essential to an understanding of Social matters.
History as the foundation of the modern Working Class viewpoint.
Changes in: –
(a) Form of Society;
(b) Method of Production;
(c) Method of Thinking.
What these changes mean.
History as a natural process.
WEDNESDAY EVENINGS at 8 p.m.
Class Leader: G. BARACCHI.
This Course aims to equip workers with an elementary knowledge
of the real foundations of Capitalist society, a knowledge on which
they may base their struggle to end Capitalism. It is likewise intended
to serve as a guide to further independent study, and will range over the
following ground: –
1. The Place of Economics in Social Science.
2. Pre-Capitalist Economic Systems.
3. Simple Production of Commodities.
(Value – Money and Price – Fetish value of Commodities.)
4. Capitalist Production.
(Capital and Surplus Value – Labor Power and Wages –
The Working Day – Co-operation and Division of Labor –
Machinery and Modern Industry – Accumulation of Capital and
Relative Surplus Production.)
5. Division of the Surplus Value.
(Profit and Average Profit – Interest – Real – Taxation.)
7. Imperialism as the Last Stage of Capitalism.
(Monopoly and Finance Capital.)
8. Socialist Economy.
Classes will commence punctually at 8 p.m., and regular attendance is
Industrial History Course
TUESDAY EVENINGS at 8 p.m.
Class Leader: E. G. HART.
This Course seeks to explain by what means Capitalism has grown to
its present condition, and show the interplay of the forces now operating
in modern society.
1. The Economic System as it is.
2. Before Modern Capitalism –
(a) Village Economy.
3. (b) Town Economy.
4. The Rise of Modern Capitalism.
5. The Industrial Revolution.
6. The Effect on the Workers.
7. Organising in Trade Unions.
8. Australia a Century Ago.
9. Capitalism Full Grown.
10. Competition and Combination.
11. Australian Industrial Problems.
12. Industrial Unrest.
13. The Development of Social Classes.
14. Discussion Night.
Students are requested to attend Punctually and Regularly.
Punctually at 8 p.m., and
Regular Attendance is