Standard of Living and Ideology

  • Werner Sombart


It would be precarious to wish to show in detail the effect that a standard of living as different as that of the American worker has upon social perception. I must leave it to specialists in dietetics in particular to uncover the connections that exist between the anti-Socialist mentality of the American worker and his predominantly meat-and-puddings diet or his abstemiousness towards alcohol. Abstinence fanatics who are favourable to capitalism will be ready to discover close connections between the poison of alcohol and the poison of Socialism. However, we shall let that be.


United States Housing Condition Worker Life Organizational Study Short Interruption 
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  • Werner Sombart

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