Encroaching control (1920)

 

Theory of workers’ control, developed by British socialist, historian and political scientist George Douglas Howard Cole (1889-1959).

Workers’ control of industry is to be achieved by a slow extension of power from the bottom up, until the overall balance of power within an industry, factory, or firm tips decisively in favor of the workers within it.

Source: Theory of workers’ control, developed by British socialist, historian and political scientist George Douglas Howard Cole (1889-1959).

Workers’ control of industry is to be achieved by a slow extension of power from the bottom up, until the overall balance of power within an industry, factory, or firm

Rodney Barker, Political Ideas in Modern Britain (London, 1978)

Standing before the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce on March 30, 1961, Ronald Reagan gave a 45-minute speech covering topics from farming and education to universal medical care and communism. Elements of ‘Encroaching Control’ are shared with other speeches he gave at the same time, including A Time For Choosing. No transcripts of the speech are known to exist, even at the Reagan Presidential Library. Only pre-printed press copies which Reagan typically used only as a guide as he gave his own flair.

On the Internet, there is only one source for this speech, an errant MP3 of the speech. This MP3 was found and painstakingly transcribed for its presentation on this Wiki.

Added: The author of this wiki recently took the MP3 and set it to images for presentation on Youtube.

See it on YouTube

According to the book The Education of Ronald Reagan (pg. 168), Encroaching Control is simply a version of what is ubiquitously called ‘The Speech’. The book also claims that Barry Goldwater may have attended one of Reagan’s speeches in Phoenix during 1961. This is corroborated by a statement found in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Museum Brochure, stating, “In 1961, Senator Barry Goldwater (R-AZ) heard Ronald Reagan deliver a speech at the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce as part of GE’s outreach.” This may be the same one.

Another version of Encroaching Control, given four months after this Phoenix speech, can be found in the pages of the September 1, 1961 edition of Vital Speeches of the Day. It is available online through EBSCOhost, which you may find available through your local library.

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