The Anthracite Coal Industry: A Study of the Economic Conditions and Relations of the Co-operative Forces in the Development of the Anthracite Coal Industry of Pennsylvania

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Macmillan, 1901 - Anthracite coal - 261 pages
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Page 100 - The Act is an infringement alike of the right of the employer and the employee; more than this it is an insulting attempt to put the laborer under a legislative tutelage, which is not only degrading to his manhood but subversive of his rights as a citizen of the United States.
Page 247 - The progress of men is unequal indeed, and you could not complain even though the rapid march of the vanguard were in some measure to retard your own advances. But, in truth, it is quite the reverse. No ray of light penetrates a single mind without in some degree enlightening yours. No step of progress, even though prompted by the conscious striving for property, but it is a step of progress for you. No wealth is created which does not tend to enrich you ; no property is acquired which does not tend...
Page 179 - The only question involved in the issue is whether the property shall be controlled and the policy of the Company determined by the owners, or whether it shall be committed to the care and direction of an irresponsible organization, and in determining this question the managers are strong in the belief that the stockholders can have but one opinion.
Page 57 - Thus finally, capital in general and labour in general co-operate in the production of the national dividend, and draw from it their earnings in the measure of their respective (marginal) efficiencies. Their mutual dependence is of the closest ; capital without labour is dead ; the labourer without the aid of his own or someone else's capital would not long be alive. Where labour is energetic, capital reaps a high reward and grows apace; and, thanks to capital...
Page ix - This work has excited more than ordinary attention, not so much on account of its magnitude as on account of the influence that it may have over the national and commercial interests of the world.
Page 130 - That on and after the passage of this act it shall not be lawful for any mining or manufacturing corporation of this Commonwealth, or the officers or stockholders of any such corporation, acting in behalf or in the interest of any such corporation, to engage in or carry on, by direct or indirect means, any store known as a company store, general supply store, or store where goods and merchandise other than such as have been mined or manufactured by the mining or manufacturing corporation...
Page 263 - I have examined Professor RS Tarr's 'Economic Geology' with much pleasure. It fills a felt want. It will be found not only very helpful to students and teachers by furnishing the fundamental facts of the science, but it places within easy reach of the business man, the capitalist, and the statesman, fresh, reliable, and complete statistics of our national resources. The numerous tables bringing out in an analytic way the comparative resources and productiveness of our country and of different states,...
Page 172 - Anglo-Saxon labor, but these foreigners have proved capable of forming labor organizations which are more 171 compact and united than any which ever existed among the various English-speaking nationalities, who first constituted these communities. It is conceded by men intimate with the situation throughout the coal fields during the last strike, that its universality was more due to the Sclav than to any other nationality. There would have been, in all probability, a break in the ranks...
Page 256 - ... unfairly ; but yet few are bold enough to say that he pays fair wages. The fact is that the root of this difficulty is not so much in our methods of business, as in those of education in the broadest sense of the term. Production is at fault, but it is the production of human beings. The fundamental wrong is in allowing large classes of people to grow up with so poor an education, physical, mental, and moral, that they are unfit for intelligent and energetic work, and must crowd into and pull...
Page 230 - ... his fellow members of the community ; that in this field of exceptional doubt he should undertake to realize the very highest ideals as a scientific man who stands above the clouds of prejudice, and therefore sees farther than those about him ; that it is his high mission to be the representative and the champion of the permanent interests of the whole community, in the face of conflicting claims from representatives of temporary or partial ones.

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