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Robert Owen

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A New View of Society

Observations on the Effect of the Manufacturing System



A New View of Society
Or, Essays on the Principle of the Formation of the Human Character,
and the Application of the Principle to Practice

Written: 1816
Source: Rod Hay's Archive for the History of Economic Thought, McMaster University, Canada
Original Dedication of First Essay, Omitted in subsequent Editions, To William Wilberforce, Esq., MP
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Essay One. Any general character may be given to any community by the application of proper means.
Essay Two. The Principles of the Former Essay continued, and applied in part to Practice.
Essay Three. An account of the plans in progress at New Lanark for the further improvement of its inhabitants.
Essay Four. The end of government is to make the governed and the governors happy.