Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday, 12th February

Hello everybody!

Today it's my turn to do the journal and I'm starting in the break time because as I have two exams tomorrow I won't have enough time to do it. First of all Paqui has showed us a post that she has written about inequality with the distribution of money in the world. Then, Paqui has explained us the Utopian Socialism and when we were talking about the failed project of extending the New Lanarks to the U.S.A, Paqui has showed us a video that shows in a very good way how this model communities worked (with hydraulic power) and what they were like (with a lot of space, clean...) The teacher has also invited us to visit a website that talks about New Lanarks: www.newlanark.org


Today I have learnt that the Count of Saint Simon said that inheritance had to be forbidden because he thought that this money had to come back to the State, because if not, there would be people who would like comfortable with the inheritance they received, instead of working to earn money. According to the Count of Saint Simon, these people are the same as useless and parasitical as the kings, nobles...
Now I'm going to write two examples about this point of view:


  1.  Warren Buffet (one of the richest persons in the world) didn't leave his inheritance to his children, instead of this, he left his inheritance to charities. His children were agree with this decision because as they earn a lot of money by themselves they don't need more.    
  2. Paris Hilton is rich because of her father's inheritance. She doesn't work and she lives comfortably without doing anything. Another parasitical person (according to the Count of Saint Simon)

There's a lot of difference, don't you think?

We have also learnt that Charles Fourier's project of phalanstères failed because (as always) in his factory, there were people committed to their jobs and there were people who weren't committeed and took advantage of the committe's workers. So, the project was a complete chaos.
There was like an equivalent in Spain during the Civil War: The Anarchist communes. The difference is that in Spain it worked.

Phalanstère

Finally Paqui has explained us the Scientific socialism (or Marxism) ,she has written a scheme which included, the thinkers (Marx and Engels), the books they wrote explaining their ideas (The Communist Manifesto and The Capital) Their main ideas... For example, they predicted that there would be a proletarian revolution if the worker's conditions continued to be so bad. They said that this revolution would have two stages:

  1. Dictatorship of proletarian--> People would take the State to change property into collective property
  2. Communist society--> The creation of a society without classes, states and private property
For homework we have to complete the scheme until the part of Anarchism
Here you are the words we have copied on the glossary:

  • Industrialist: industrial, propietario de fábrica
  • Free housing: alojamiento gratuito
  • Committed: comprometido
  • Goal: objetivo
  • Parasitical: parásito (adjective)
  • Useless: Inútil
  • Phalanstère: falansterio 
  • Trustworthy: merecedor de confianza
  • To take advantage: aprovecharse
  • Commune: Comuna
  • Misinterpretation: mala interpretación
  • To foresee: predecir
  • Struggle=fight
Sources: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Lanark
              https://mariocancel.wordpress.com/tag/charles-fourier/

That's all for today! See you next day!!

3 comments:

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Hello Carla,

You did a good work. These are my corrections:

Today it's my turn to do the journal and I'm starting in the break time because as I have two exams tomorrow I won't have enough time to do it. First of all Paqui has showed us a post that she has written about inequality with the distribution of money in the world. Then, Paqui has explained us the Utopian Socialism and when we were talking about the failed project of extending the New Lanark(s) to the U.S.A, Paqui has showed us a video that shows in a very good way how this model communities worked (with hydraulic power) and what they were like (with a lot of space, clean...) The teacher has also invited us to visit a website that talks about New Lanarks: www.newlanark.org
Today I have learnt that the Count of Saint Simon said that inheritance had to be forbidden because he thought that this money had to come back to the State, because if not, there would be people who would live comfortably with the inheritance they received, instead of working to earn money. According to the Count of Saint Simon, these people are the same as useless and parasitical as the kings, nobles...
Now I'm going to write two examples about this point of view:



1. Warren Buffet (one of the richest persons in the world) didn't leave his inheritance to his children, instead of this, he left his inheritance to charities. His children (were) agree with this decision because as they earn a lot of money by themselves they don't need more.
2. Paris Hilton is rich because of her father's inheritance. She doesn't work and she lives comfortably without doing anything. Another parasitical person (according to the Count of Saint Simon)

There's a lot of difference, don't you think?

We have also learnt that Charles Fourier's project of phalanstères failed because (as always) in his factory, there were people committed to their jobs and there were people who weren't committed and took advantage of the committeed workers. So, the project was a complete chaos.
There was like an equivalent in Spain during the Civil War: The Anarchist communes. The difference is that in Spain it worked.
Finally Paqui has explained us the Scientific socialism (or Marxism) ,she has written a scheme which included, the thinkers (Marx and Engels), the books they wrote explaining their ideas (The Communist Manifesto and The Capital). Their main ideas... For example, they predicted that there would be a proletarian revolution if the worker's conditions continued to be so bad. They said that this revolution would have two stages:


1. Dictatorship of proletarian--> People would take the State to change property into collective property
2. Communist society--> The creation of a society without classes, states and private property
For homework we have to complete the scheme until the part of Anarchism
Here you are the words we have copied on the glossary:


• Industrialist: industrial, propietario de fábrica
• Trustworthy: merecedor de confianza

That's all. Bye!

Paqui Pérez Fons said...

Sorry I've made a mistake with one word I have corrected. The right way is committed, with two m, t, but not two e.

Bye!

Stefania Nes said...

Hello Carla, as always your journal included all the things that we have done in the class. It's very complete and as Paqui has corrected it I've seen that you have only a few mistakes.