Confidence, Or National Suicide? (Google eBook)

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Bankers Publishing Company, 1910 - Business ethics - 120 pages
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Page 21 - Others may use the ocean as their road, Only the English make it their abode, Whose ready sails with every wind can fly, And make a covenant with the inconstant sky : Our oaks secure, as if they there took root, We tread on billows with a steady foot.
Page 48 - Therefore we must acknowledge that through Mr. Hill's construction of the Great Northern Railway, the Northwest has received, first, an increase in land values amounting to six billion four hundred thousand dollars; second, larger annual payrolls for all labor along Great Northern territory, three hundred million dollars; third, investment opportunities in that region for six billion dollars.
Page 56 - I will get it some way any way; people know that is my game, but I am the smarter and will win." I have watched that man and it is true that he has won money, but he has no friendly associates. It is true that he has a brilliant mind, yet he has not won a respected position in the business world. He can secure all that money can buy ; he can weigh out his gold for...
Page 8 - But why should foreign money come here, if, each year, our leading financiers and politicians attempt to create losses in the market value of the very securities which they sold the year before, gilded with glowing promises? Were they deceiving investors then or now? We need only look to the wonderful development now taking place in Canada; two railroads building to the Pacific; railroad extension of all kinds; wonderful growth in population, alluring thousands of our people; new cities springing...
Page 33 - I think it would be found that such a business mind would be a valuable asset to the nation. Why do we not elect a business man to the Presidency?
Page 9 - It is easy to secure money for railroads when the Government is fair, and hence this great growth and the greatest era of prosperity Canada has ever known, side by side with fear and stagnation in this adjoining land.
Page vii - The general discrediting of railroad investments by state and federal officials must stop, for on the success of railroads the life of the business world depends. There can be no national welfare until railroads prosper.
Page 53 - In each bear attack, we see some leading man mangled on the financial rack. While the victim's fingers are not pulled out, as was the method of the Spanish inquisition; and while the torture chamber is not now in...
Page 4 - This money was greatly needed for proper development and improvement of our railway facilities. These millions would have come to America, were it not for the...
Page vii - In order that the railroads may prosper, millions of dollars are needed for extension and betterment. Confidence must be established or money for development cannot be secured.

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