The Ideal Community: A Rational Solution of Economic Problems

TitleThe Ideal Community: A Rational Solution of Economic Problems
Year for Search1922
AuthorsVan Gelder, K.
Pagination47 pp.
Date Published1922
PublisherPublicity Press Ltd
Place PublishedSydney, NSW, Australia
KeywordsAustralian author
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Proposes an experimental community as a means of bringing about the needed better society through evolution rather than revolution. The proposed community is intended to be as self-sufficient as possible. Financed as a joint stock company to be initially subscribed by intending members. Will purchase 10,000  acres of irrigated land. Details are given on the economic structure of the community, the administration, education, and how to realize the scheme, and a brief description is given of life in the community (29-34). There are communal kitchens, factories are isolated from the city, transport allows farmers to live in the city, and entertainment is provided through a theatre and a cinema. An appendix gives details of successful schemes such as garden cities (35-47).

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1922 Van Gelder, K. The Ideal Community: A Rational Solution of Economic Problems. Sydney, NSW, Australia: Publicity Press Ltd. 47 pp. A, M

Proposes an experimental community as a means of bringing about the needed better society through evolution rather than revolution. The proposed community is intended to be as self-sufficient as possible. Financed as a joint stock company to be initially subscribed by intending members. Will purchase 10,000  acres of irrigated land. Details are given on the economic structure of the community, the administration, education, and how to realize the scheme, and a brief description is given of life in the community (29-34). There are communal kitchens, factories are isolated from the city, transport allows farmers to live in the city, and entertainment is provided through a theatre and a cinema. An appendix gives details of successful schemes such as garden cities (35-47).