M. Comte soon left the St. Simonians, and I lost sight of him and his writings for a number of years. But the St. Simonians I continued to cultivate. I was kept au courant of their progress by one of their most enthusiastic disciples, M. Gustave d'Eichthal, who about that time passed a considerable interval in England. I was introduced to their chiefs, Bazard and Enfantin, in 1830; and as long as their public teachings and proselytism continued, I read nearly everything they wrote. Their criticisms on the common doctrines of Liberalism seemed to me full of important truth; and it was partly by their writings that my eyes were opened to the very limited and temporary value of the old political economy, which assumes private property and inheritance as indefeasible facts, and freedom of production and exchange as the dernier mot of social improvement. The scheme gradually unfolded by the St. Simonians, under which the labour and capital of society would be managed for the general account of the community every individual being required to take a share of labour either as thinker, teacher, artist, or producer, all being classed according to their capacity, and remunerated according to their works, appeared to me a far superior description of Socialism to Owen's. Their aim seemed to me desirable and rational, however their means might be inefficacious; and though I neither believed in the practicability nor in the beneficial operation of their social machinery, I felt that the proclamation of such an ideal of human society could not but tend to give a beneficial direction to the efforts of others to bring society as at present constituted, nearer to some ideal standard. I 'honoured them most of all for what they have been most cried down for 鈥?the boldness and freedom from prejudice with which they treated the subject of family the most important of any, and needing more fundamental alterations than remain to be made in any other great social institution, but on which scarcely any reformer has the courage to touch. In proclaiming the perfect equality of men and women, and an entirely new order of things in regard to their relations with one another, the St. Simonians, in common with Owen and Fourier, have entitled themselves to the grateful remembrance of future generations. Over the last ten or fifteen years, most of the analysts who've followed our stock have been consistent intheir support, although they'll go off us temporarily for one reason or another. By and large, though,they've stayed with us. Just a couple of years ago, we had some retail analysts worrying that we couldn't sustain a 20 percentannual growth rate because we were getting so big. At the time, I said I would be tickled to death with20 percent. I mean, when we were doing $25 billion a year in sales, 20 percent was $5 billion, which isbigger in itself than most retailers. But these folks thought a $5 billion increase would be a disaster for us. 综合在线 日韩欧美 中文字幕 If you're interested in "how Wal-Mart did it," this is one story you've got to sit up and pay close attentionto. Harry was selling ladies' pantiestwo-barred, tricot satin panties with an elastic waistfor $2.00 adozen. We'd been buying similar panties from Ben Franklin for $2.50 a dozen and selling them at threepair for $1.00. Well, at Harry's price of $2.00, we could put them out at four for $1.00 and make a greatpromotion for our store.