05 Property is Theft

Following Adam Smith's descriptions of the workings of the market system, and Ricardo's analyses of the imbalances between capital, labour, and landowners, the 'utopian' socialists began to develop proposals for the organisation of work and society that were to offset the effects of the market and the tensions of differing class interests.

Useful Reading
Ch.5 of 'The Worldly Philosophers'

The Blackwell Encyclopaedia of Political Thought: Entries on 'Utopianisnism', Socialism', 'Owen, Robert', 'Saint-Simon', 'Fourier, Charles'

Fifty Major Economists, entry on 'Robert Owen'