What We Want and why

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W. Collins Sons, 1922 - Labor - 263 pages

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Page 159 - Why was an independent wish E'er planted in my mind? If not, why am I subject to His cruelty, or scorn? Or why has man the will and pow'r To make his fellow mourn?
Page 265 - COLLINS' LIST Published from their London Office, 48 PALL MALL, SW NOTE. — Messrs. Collins 'will always be pleased to send lists of their forthcoming books to any one who will send name and address.
Page 55 - Barns and farmyards were full, warehouses loaded, and such was our artificial state of society that this very superabundance of wealth was the sole cause of the existing distress. Burn the stock in the farmyards and warehouses, and prosperity would immediately recommence, in the same manner as if the war had continued.
Page 56 - This want of demand at remunerating prices compelled the master producers to consider what they could do to diminish the amount of their productions and the cost of producing until these surplus stocks could be taken out of the market. To effect these results, every economy in producing was resorted to, and men being more expensive machines for producing than mechanical and chemical inventions and discoveries so extensively brought into action during the war, the men were discharged and the machines...
Page 55 - ... over the peace expenditure. And on the day on which peace was signed, this great customer of the producers died, and prices fell as the demand diminished, until the prime cost of the articles required for war could not be obtained.
Page 266 - Royal and listen as he points out and discusses the great ones sitting therein; to follow him on his pilgrimage ' In Search of Vice'; to accompany him to theatre or music hall, are most amusing and instructive experiences which no lover of London should miss. Mr Philippe Forbes-Robertson's illustrations perfectly interpret the mood of the book.
Page 266 - Cloth is/- net. Illustrations by P. Forbes-Robertson A series of brilliant satirical sketches of London places and London people by one of the most popular novelists of the day. Mr George is always interesting and his point of view original and challenging. He knows London intimately and loves her well, but his affection does not blunt his critical sense. To go with him to the Cafe Royal and listen as he points out and discusses the great ones sitting therein; to follow him on his pilgrimage 'In...
Page 160 - Labour' is, if well understood, the Problem of the whole Future, for all who will in future pretend to govern men. But...
Page 265 - ... is each of the great array of characters set forth vividly, but the larger problems of the countryside are illuminated from various angles. A map of the village shows every cottage, some fifty genealogical trees explain the relationships of the villagers, and a ' Who's Who' gives full information about each inhabitant. The author has taken three years to write this book, and It is the fruit of a life-time's close observation. All who were born in the country or have any interest in rural life...
Page 55 - The war was the great and most extravagant customer of farmers, manufacturers, and other producers of wealth, and many during this period became very wealthy.

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