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Material Incentives to Labour

  • J. Wilczynski

Abstract

One of the ideals postulated in Marxian ideology was the principle of the distribution of personal income — ‘from each according to his ability, to each according to his needs’.1 Marx believed that in a communist society the workers would rid themselves of greed and acquisitive ambitions, and instead they would be responding only to ‘superior’ motives so that there would be a complete identification of personal and social interest. In his view the gulf between white-collar and blue-collar workers and between managerial and operative functions would disappear, and so would money — the breeder of egoism and contradictions.

Keywords

Socialist Country Incentive Payment Social Consumption Profit Rate Material Incentive 
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Copyright information

© J. Wilczynski 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Wilczynski
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Royal Military College of AustraliaDuntroonAustralia
  2. 2.University of New South WalesAustralia

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