What do you propose in order to get rid of the surplus? You would escape the problem of the surplus by not producing any surplus.
When every country stands with an unconsumed and unsalable surplus on its hands, the capitalist system will break down under the terrific structure of profits that it itself has reared.
We cannot forbear giving the following remarkable page from the history of the times, to show how the need for reinvestment of the Standard Oil surplus crushed out small capitalists and hastened the breakdown of the capitalist system.
And that unconsumed surplus, sold abroad, becomes what we call our favorable balance of trade.
According to its capitalist system of industry, it has an unconsumed surplus that must be got rid of, and that must be got rid of abroad.* What is true of the United States is true of every other capitalist country with developed resources.
Suppose the United States disposes of its surplus to a country with undeveloped resources like, say, Brazil.
"From Brazil the United States, in return for her surplus, gets bonds and securities.
The resource occurred to him now as so easy and agreeable, especially as Marner's hoard was likely to be large enough to leave Godfrey a handsome surplus
beyond his immediate needs, and enable him to accommodate his faithful brother, that he had almost turned the horse's head towards home again.
All due honor, therefore, to the ingenuity with which you have filled the hiatus, and shown the state of affairs between us by a discourse on " surplus
value," cribbed from an imperfect report of one of my public lectures, and from the pages of Karl Marx!
The inhabitants were all doing well, it seemed and all emulously hoping to do better still, and laying out the surplus
of their grains in coquetry; so that the shop fronts stood along that thoroughfare with an air of invitation, like rows of smiling saleswomen.
At length his place was found vacant at meal-time; no one knew when he went off, or whither he had gone, but he was seen no more, and the vast surplus
that remained when the repast was over, showed what a mighty gormandizer had departed.
His arrangements were completed accordingly, and he made up for Joe's weight with a surplus