The Economic and Social Problem

Jefferson Publishing Company, 1909 - 277 頁

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第 235 頁 - The restraints of Communism would be freedom in comparison with the present condition of the majority of the human race. The generality of laborers in this and most other countries have as little choice of occupation or freedom of locomotion,:are practically as dependent on fixed rules and on the will of
第 235 頁 - cannot count with certainty on being able to earn even the necessaries of life; if this or communism were the alternative, all the difficulties, great or small, of communism would be but as dust in the balance.
第 132 頁 - them at about thirty times the expense for which at least equally good wine can be brought from foreign countries. Would it be a reasonable law to prohibit the importation of all foreign wines merely to encourage the making of claret and Burgundy in Scotland?
第 133 頁 - The sneaking arts of underling tradesmen are thus erected into political maxims for the conduct of a great empire; for it is the most underling tradesmen only who make it a rule to employ chiefly their own customers. A great trader purchases his goods always where they are cheapest and best, without regard to any little interest of this kind.
第 251 頁 - What is a Communist? One who has yearnings For equal division of unequal earnings. Idler, or bungler, or both, he is willing To fork out his penny, and pocket your shilling.
第 124 頁 - have gone; and it is by no means certain that this artificial direction is likely to be more advantageous to the society than that into which it would have gone of its own accord.
第 246 頁 - streets, roads, and bridges, life insurance, the grant of annuities, ship-building, stock-broking, banking, farming, and money-lending. It provides for many thousands of us from birth to burial; midwifery, nursery, education, board and lodging, vaccination, medical attendance, medicine, public worship, amusements and burial. It furnishes and maintains its own museums, parks, botanic gardens,
第 17 頁 - Place one hundred men on an island from which there is no escape, and whether you make one of these men the absolute owner of the other ninety-nine, or the absolute owner of the soil of the island, will make no difference either to him or to them
第 23 頁 - not less than a hundred and sixty thousand proprietors, who, with their families, must have made up more than a seventh of the whole population, derived their subsistence from little freehold estates. The average income of these small
第 242 頁 - Money for my little piece of work 'to the extent that will allow me to keep working'; yes, this—unless you mean that I shall go my ways before the work is all taken out of me; but as to ', 'wages'!—-!—