The Plan of Laughing Land. A Money Back Book

TitleThe Plan of Laughing Land. A Money Back Book
Year for Search1906
AuthorsCostley, W.
Pagination32 pp.
Date Published1906
PublisherWorld Press
Place PublishedOakland, CA
Annotation

Detailed socialist eutopia. All children are taught political economy. No waste of any sort and land not used for another purpose is planted with trees that produce nuts that can be eaten or fed to animals. A tree is planted every time a child is born, and the child is taught to care for it. Details on housing and affiliated public facilities. Details on agriculture. Every child is taught practical work, with traditional gender divisions, and everyone does some such work. Money in the form of labor checks and goods cost the amount of labor put into them.

Additional Publishers

Rev. ed. Oakland, CA: B. W. Costley, [1921?] which has an additional subtitle on the cover–The Science of Political Economy in a Nut Shell. Looking Forward

Info Notes

“A Money Back Book” seems to mean that if you do not like it, you can get your money back. A sequel was planned, but there is no evidence that one was published.

Holding Institutions

CU

Full Text

1906 Costley, W. The Plan of Laughing Land. A Money Back Book. Oakland, CA: World Press. Rev. ed. Oakland, CA: B. W. Costley, [1921?] which has an additional subtitle on the cover–The Science of Political Economy in a Nut Shell. Looking Forward. “A Money Back Book” seems to mean that if you do not like it, you can get your money back. A sequel was planned, but there is no evidence that one was published. 32 pp. CU

Detailed socialist eutopia. All children are taught political economy. No waste of any sort and land not used for another purpose is planted with trees that produce nuts that can be eaten or fed to animals. A tree is planted every time a child is born, and the child is taught to care for it. Details on housing and affiliated public facilities. Details on agriculture. Every child is taught practical work, with traditional gender divisions, and everyone does some such work. Money in the form of labor checks and goods cost the amount of labor put into them.