A Consideration of the Wealth and Poverty of Nations: Embracing Also the Evolution of Industry and Its Outcome

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Bancroft Company, 1887 - Cooperation - 229 pages
 

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Page 148 - Be It enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act it shall be unlawful for any person, company, partnership, or corporation, in any manner whatsoever, to prepay the transportation, or in any way assist or encourage the importation or migration of any alien or aliens, any foreigner or foreigners, into the United States, its Territories, or the District of Columbia...
Page 148 - District of Columbia, under contract or agreement, parol or special, express or implied, made previous to the importation or migration of such alien or aliens, foreigner or foreigners, to perform labor or service of any kind in the United States, its Territories, or the District of Columbia.
Page 189 - ... proclamation on the approach of winter. It is now at war with the new companies which have gone into the manufacture since the repeal of the internal revenue tax. These it is attempting to conquer by underselling them, tactics which have hitherto never failed. The Government of the United States, before which all men are equal, helped this combination to kill off its competitors, shielding it from foreign competition by a tax of thirty-five per cent. on the importation of matches from abroad,...
Page 193 - ... about the thirty-million-dollar steel combination, which has not kept the price of rails from declining from $166 a ton in 1867 to $32 a ton in 1884, but during this decline has kept the price of rails, that is, the price of transportation, that is, the price of everything, higher in this country than anywhere else. Chairman Morrison of the Committee of Ways and Means is a witness to the fact that the chimneys of the Vulcan Mill at St. Louis stood smokeless for years, and meanwhile its owners...
Page 117 - If the right to impose the tax exists, it is a right which in its nature acknowledges no limits. It may be carried to any extent, within the jurisdiction of the state or corporation which imposes it, which the will of each state and corporation may prescribe.
Page 84 - Slavery is likely to be abolished by the war power, and chattel slavery destroyed. This, I and my European friends are in favor of, for .slavery is but the owning of labor and...
Page 148 - Act it shall be unlawful for any person, company, partnership or corporation, in any manner to prepay the transportation, or in any way to assist or encourage the importation or immigration of any alien or foreigner into Canada, under contract or agreement, parole or special, express or implied, made previous to the importation or immigration of such alien or foreigner, to perform labour or service of any kind in Canada.
Page 194 - April 4th, and advanced prices 10 per cent., and adjourned to meet in thirty days for the purpose of making another advance. This combination cuts off competition at both ends. It confederates the makers, so that they shall not sell in competition with each other, and it buys all its raw material through one purchasing agent, so that its members do not buy in competition. The Western Pig Iron Association regard " the cutting of prices as the bane of business," and do what they can to stop it.
Page 191 - ... the reports of the proceedings of the conventions and meetings of innumerable associations of manufacturers and dealers and even producers, which are being held almost constantly. They all do something to raise prices, or hold them up, and they wind up with banquets for which we pay. Four years ago the Chicago Lumbermen's Exchange adopted a resolution declaring it to be " dishonorable " for any dealer to make lower prices than those published by it for the control of prices in one of the greatest...
Page 53 - from those to whom much has been given, much will be required'. VIII CANONS, EDGWARE. AN HISTORICAL STUDY OF THE SCHOOL'S NEW HOME By w. MYERS invok'd shall tender thoughts inspire', wrote an eighteenth-century poet, in the golden period of that historic house, but his words are as true for the Augustan as for the Tudor Canons and apply with equal force to...

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