Increasing Home Efficiency

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Macmillan Company, 1913 - Cost and standard of living - 318 pages
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Page 165 - Property does become clothed with a public interest when used in a manner to make it of public consequence, and affect the community at large. When, therefore, one devotes his property to a use in which the public has an interest, he in effect grants to the public an interest in that use, and must submit to be controlled by the public for the common good to the extent of the interest he has thus created.
Page 106 - Spooled a piece,— Milked the Cows,— Spun linen, did 50 knots,— Made a Broom of Guinea wheat straw,— Spun thread to whiten,— Set a Red dye,— Had two Scholars from Mrs. Taylor's,— I carded two pounds of whole wool and felt,— Spun harness twine, —Scoured the pewter,— Ague in my face,— Ellen was spark'd last night,— spun thread to whiten— Went to Mr.
Page 68 - Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.
Page 175 - seems to have taken root in every part of the country and in every class of society, the official class included.
Page 271 - When, however, six or eight ill trained physicians undertake to gain a living in a town which can support only two, the whole plane of professional conduct is lowered in the struggle which ensues, each man becomes intent...
Page 271 - When, however, six or eight physicians undertake to gain a livelihood in a town which can support only two, the whole plane of professional conduct is lowered in the struggle which ensues ; each man becomes intent on his own practice, public health and sanitation are neglected, and the ideals and standards of the profession tend to demoralization.
Page 264 - An examination of the items of the budget shows that the families having from $900 to $1,000 a year are able, in general, to get food enough to keep soul and body together, and clothing and shelter enough to meet the most urgent demands of decency.
Page 271 - For twenty-five years past there has been an enormous overproduction of uneducated and ill-trained medical practitioners. This has been in absolute disregard of the public welfare and without any serious thought of the interests of the public. Taking the United States as a whole, physicians are four or five times as numerous in proportion to population as in older countries like Germany.
Page 264 - Committee believes that with an income of between $700 and $800 a family can barely support itself, provided that it is subject to no extraordinary expenditures by reason of sickness, death, or other untoward circumstances. Such a family can live without charitable assistance through exceptional management and in the absence of emergencies...

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