Where and why Public Ownership Has Failed

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Macmillan, 1914 - Počet stran: 459
 

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Strana 371 - Never has a complete description been given of the agencies through which these activities are performed. At no time has the attempt been made to study all of these activities and agencies with a view to the assignment of each activity to the agency best fitted for its performance, to the avoidance of duplication of plant and work, to the integration of all administrative agencies of the government, so far as may be practicable, into a unified organization for the most effective and economical dispatch...
Strana 371 - ... business world. The operations of the government affect the interest of every person living within the jurisdiction of the United States. Its organization embraces stations and centers of work located in every city and in many local subdivisions of the country. Its gross expenditures amount to billions annually.
Strana 371 - ... are almost as varied as those of the entire business world. The operations of the government affect the interest of every person living within the jurisdiction of the United States. Its organization embraces stations and centers of work located in every city and in many local subdivisions of the country. Its gross expenditures amount to billions annually.
Strana 438 - The author believes that neither states nor municipalities should attempt tasks especially adapted to individual effort; in the case of those utilities in which the public interest is general, as railways, water, gas, electricity, tramways, etc., there must be a physically and morally responsible body, accountable to the public on the one hand and the service on the other, and protected by contracts against vacillations of public opinion and the extortionate demands of interested groups, whether...
Strana 384 - In this case the prince removes the disguise : his subjects plainly see they are dealt with in an unreasonable manner, which renders them most exquisitely sensible of their servile condition. Besides, the prince, to be able to levy a duty so disproportioned to the value of the commodity, must be himself the vender, and the people must not have it in their power to purchase it elsewhere : a practice subject to a thousand inconveniences.
Strana 438 - The motive behind public undertakings is often political or administrative influence for their promoters. 7. The propaganda of Government ownership has established more firmly than before the truth of the following industrial laws : First. Neither States nor municipalities should attempt tasks especially adapted to individual effort. Second. In the case of those utilities in which the public interest is general there must be...
Strana 409 - Extension and application of the International Conventions adopted at Berne in 1906 on the prohibition of night work for women employed in industry and the prohibition of the use of white phosphorus in the manufacture of matches.
Strana 384 - In what Manner the Deception is preserved. In order to make the purchaser confound the price of the commodity with the impost, there must be some proportion between the impost and the value of the commodity: for which reason there ought not to be an excessive duty upon merchandise of little value. There are countries in which the duty exceeds seventeen or eighteen times the value of the commodity. In this case the prince removes the disguise: his subjects plainly see they are dealt with in an unreasonable...

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