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Unformatted text preview: Gov exam 2 notes 16/02/2009 14:48:00 ← Fitzhugh – northern workers don’t receive what they make, they can not feel the products of their labor ← ← Themes: ← ← Wages: Fitzhugh sees these as exploitative. Brownson sees wages as an inverse ratio, where the people doing the most work are receiving the least amount of money. Brownson has the Lockean ideal of working hard then having your own labor. Brownson sees wages and system as corrupt while Fitzhugh sees “the bankers/people” as the immoral slave-owners. Brownson wants to take away privilege system (page 464). Destroy monopolies and privilege, take away inheritance. Get rid of hereditary descent of property. ← ← ← Government: Fitzhugh sees government’s genesis as the idea of man for the strong to oppress the weak, and thus we love it. Government is another name for free competition which leads to “crime and pauperism, riots, trade unions, strikes for higher...
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- Fall '08
- KRAMNICK, I
- Brownson, immoral slaveowners. Brownson, exploitative. Brownson, money. Brownson, labor. Brownson