So it had little to do with things like the public ownership of the means of production or the categorical historical imperative.
In the main, however, public ownership is simply a business proposition which must be justified by its economic results.
We have only one object: the public ownership of the machinery of production.
The question of public ownership is not exclusively an economic question.
Likewise, the policy of public ownership of railroads and certain electric utilities met with unmistakable defeat.
The future must determine whether the solution is to be found in effective public regulation or in public ownership.
Eleventh—public ownership secures more democratic service and broadness in administration.
The possible spread of public ownership, and its consequences for a policy of wage settlement.
But "principle" has nothing to do with it The principle of public ownership is already accepted and established.
The public ownership of the telegraphs has resulted in the State deliberately hampering the development of the telephone industry.