Wealth and Progress: A Critical Examination of the Wages Question

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Macmillan, 1887 - 385 стор.
 

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Сторінка 192 - By necessaries I understand not only the commodities which are indispensably necessary for the support of life, but whatever the custom of the country renders it indecent for creditable people, even of the lowest order, to be without.
Сторінка 125 - Here they should feed on fat beef and mutton, till nothing but their fulness should stint their stomachs; yea, they should feed on the labours of their own hands, enjoying a proportionable profit of their pains to themselves ; their beds should be good, and their bedfellows better, seeing the richest yeomen in England would not disdain to marry their daughters unto them...
Сторінка 193 - ... can well fall into without extreme bad conduct. Custom, in the same manner, has rendered leather shoes a necessary of life in England. The poorest creditable person of either sex would be ashamed to appear in public without them.
Сторінка 36 - If wages are higher at one time or place than at another, if the subsistence and comfort of the class of hired labourers are more ample, it is for no other reason than because capital bears a greater proportion to population.
Сторінка 175 - That the percentage of outlay for lodging or rent, and for fuel and light, is invariably the same, whatever the income.
Сторінка 308 - Parliament passed the bill which he brought in. From that time down to the present, the factories of this country have been under state control, and I appeal to this house whether the manufacturers of England have suffered by this legislation.
Сторінка 103 - ... is as welcome to them as the most wholesome food to the people of other countries. Marriage is encouraged in China, not by the profitableness of children, but by the liberty of destroying them. In all great towns several are every night exposed in the street, or drowned like puppies in the water. The performance of this horrid office is even said to be the avowed business by which some people earn their subsistence.
Сторінка 309 - I have a confession to make to the House. Experience has shown, to my satisfaction, that many of the predictions formerly made against the factory bill have not been verified by the result, as. on the whole, that great measure of relief for women and children has contributed to the well-being and comfort of the laboring classes, while it has not injured their masters.

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