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HST 211 Final: week 7 class 2 part 2 of 2

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HST 211
Martin Greig

(part 2 of 2) Fourier’s Ideal society: - People with live together in their own communities - one Community would have a minimum of 1500 people - diverse group of individuals - 85% workers, 15% intellectual business individuals - everyone would live in one large building and we'll eat together in a common room - individualism is discouraged - everyone will receive minimum wage - Any profit the community game would be distributed equally. meaning the amount you contribute is the amount you receive - he believed this phalanstery would be successful because small communities are easier to govern - Russia, China, and American individuals tested hisphilonstery’s however they failed in the end - his theories were not successful because his ideas were too radical and this at many times turn people away 3) Robert Owen ( 1771 - 1858) - New Lanark, Scotland - came from for background - start out as a child worker who moved his way up to success - not a liberal - he tried to develop his industrial Factory in a way that would be beneficial to the worker - Brought changes in the environment of the workers to make them happier and more moral - 1813: introduced reforms in which he reduced working hours and the minimum wage at which a child could work being 10 years old - The Institute for the Formation of Character: - school for children under 10 - music, Theatre
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