The Struggle for Self-government: Being an Attempt to Trace American Political Corruption to Its Sources in Six States of the United States (Google eBook)

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McClure, Phillips & Company, 1906 - Political corruption - 294 pages
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Page 271 - Section 1. Be it enacted, etc., That hereafter any corporation, organized for profit, created by general or special laws, may purchase, hold, sell, assign, transfer, mortgage, pledge, or otherwise dispose of, the shares of the capital stock of, or any bonds, securities or evidences of indebtedness created by, any other corporation...
Page 79 - where the future might learn from the past," and follow Lincoln's idea of Government of the people, by the people, and for the people, which shall not perish from the earth. [Applause.] Mr. TAYLOR. Just one minute. I want to talk to you for just a minute. Personally. I am very proud to see a young person showing this enthusiasm and speaking as you just have. Dr. Lee said eloquently a few minutes ago that knowledge of the past helps give us direction for the future. Do...
Page 80 - ... initial visit of the forest ambassador of New France to the country of the Upper Lakes broke the path for a train of events which were of mighty significance in American history.1 Let us examine the topography of Wisconsin. The State is situated at the head of the chain of Great Lakes. It is touched on the east by Lake Michigan, on the north by Lake Superior, on the west by the Mississippi, and is drained by interlacing rivers which so closely approach each other that the canoe voyager can with...
Page 146 - ... seal, and to sign, seal, and execute such acceptance in duplicate, and to deliver one of said duplicates to every such assenting street railway company immediately upon the assent of such company, and the other of said duplicates to the general treasurer, and thereupon the provisions of this chapter shall be binding and in full force between the state and such assenting company, and shall not be altered or amended without the consent of both parties...
Page 4 - Our political corruption is a system, a regularly established custom of the country, by which our political leaders are hired, by bribery, by the license to loot, and by quiet moral support, to conduct the government of city, state, and nation, not for the common good, but for the special interests of private business.
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Page 3 - Every time I attempted to trace to its sources the political corruption of a city ring, the stream of pollution branched off in the most unexpected directions and spread out in a network of veins and arteries so complex that hardly any part of the body politic seemed clear of it. It flowed out of the majority party into the minority; out of politics into vice and crime; out of business into politics, and back into business; from the boss, down through the police to the prostitute, and up through...
Page 4 - Tarbell is showing it in the trust, Mr. Baker in the labor union, and my gropings into the misgovernment of cities have drawn me everywhere, but, always, always out of politics into business, and out of the cities into the state. Business started the corruption of politics in Pittsburg ; upholds it in Philadelphia...
Page 278 - No action or proceeding shall be maintained in any court of this state against any stockholder, officer or director of any domestic corporation for the purpose of enforcing any statutory personal liability of such stockholder, officer or director for or upon any debt, default or obligation of such corporation, whether such statutory personal liability be deemed penal or contractual, if such statutory personal liability be created...

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