Address Delivered by Edward Atkinson at the Opening of the Second Annual Fair of the New England Manufacturers' and Mechanics' Institute, in Boston, Wednesday, September 6, 1882

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Franklin Press: Rand, avery, & Company, 1882 - Industrial arts - 32 pages
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Page 15 - ... on material welfare of the present century, you might suggest that a commission of lunacy should be appointed to examine the condition of my brain. Consider the waste of fencing, because one man cannot trust his neighbor to keep his cattle where they belong. Witness the waste of sheep, because...
Page 30 - ... so-called statesmen advocate as in the interest of the masses, fearfully intrenches on the narrow measure of comfort which the masses under the most favorable circumstances can obtain. Such " taxes," says Mr. Atkinson, alluding to the fact before noticed, that the federal taxes fall on commodities, " take from the many what they may actually need for a bare subsistence ; they must fall with greatest hardship on those whose earnings for their families are less than the average dollar a day to...
Page 24 - ... would be withdrawn from their productive work, whereby the quantity of things to be divided between labor and capital, from each year's annual product, would be so much diminished. Yet more : one more man in every nineteen of those remaining would be forced to labor in order to pay the taxes necessary to sustain the seven hundred thousand idle men gathered together in camp and barracks waiting for the work of destruction.
Page 12 - ... hundred are the utmost that can ever be set aside for the maintenance or increase of capital or of wealth.
Page 23 - The more effective the capital, the lesser the proportion which the capitalist will secure in order to make good interest upon his investment.
Page 14 - ... total annual subsistence, shelter, and taxes of each man, woman, and child, together with the entire margin for...
Page 6 - By so much as some of you enjoy more, others must have less, if such is the measure of all there /"is annually produced.

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