The Labor Question: Extracts, Magazine Articles, and Observations Relating to Social Science & Political Economy as Bearing Upon the Subjects of Labor, Trade Unions, Cooperative Societies, and Model Houses and Cottages, in Europe, Great Britain and America

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Сторінка 9 - The condition of the class can be bettered in no other way than by altering that proportion to their advantage : and every scheme for their benefit, which does not proceed on this as its foundation, is, for all permanent purposes, a delusion.
Сторінка 10 - Aid the dawning, tongue and pen ; Aid it, hopes of honest men ; Aid it, paper — aid it, type — Aid it, for the hour is ripe, And our earnest must not slacken Into play.
Сторінка 12 - An inland country, naturally fertile and easily cultivated, produces a great surplus of provisions beyond what is necessary for maintaining the cultivators ; and on account of the expense of land carriage, and inconveniency of river navigation, it may frequently be difficult to send this surplus abroad.
Сторінка 4 - IT may be proved, with much certainty, that God intends no man to live in this world without working : but it seems to me no less evident that He intends every man to be happy in his work. It is written,
Сторінка 29 - 2. Let integrity, intelligence, and ability be indispensable qualifications in the choice of officers and managers, and not wealth or distinction. " 3. Let each member have only one vote, and make no distinction as regards the amount of wealth any member may contribute. " 4. Let majorities rule in all matters of government.
Сторінка 16 - The form of association, however, which if mankind continue to improve, must be expected in the end to predominate, is not that which can exist between a capitalist as chief, and workpeople without a voice in the management, but the association of the labourers themselves on terms of equality, collectively owning the capital with which they carry on their operations, and working under managers elected and removable by themselves.
Сторінка 7 - ... the State exists, or when it has ceased to be, whereas the State is rendered possible only by the bringing up of children ; it follows that the duties of the parent demand closer attention than those of the citizen. Or, to use a further argument — since the goodness of a society ultimately depends on the nature of its citizens ; and since the nature of its citizens is more modifiable by early training than by anything else; we must conclude that the welfare of the family underlies the welfare...
Сторінка 13 - ... weight of wool, but sometimes of several thousand weight of corn, the maintenance of the different working people, and of their immediate employers. The corn, which could with difficulty have been carried abroad in its own shape, is in this manner virtually exported in that of the complete manufacture, and may easily be sent to the remotest corners of the world.
Сторінка 6 - ... second in value to none save knowledge needful for immediate self-preservation. As the family comes before the State in order of time — as the bringing up of children is possible before the State exists, or when it has ceased to be, whereas the State is rendered possible only by the bringing up of children; it follows that the duties of the patent demand closer attention than those of the citizen.
Сторінка 2 - We remember no work on ethics since that of Spinoza to be compared with it in the simplicity of its premises, and the logical rigour with which a complete system of scientific ethics is evolved from them...

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