Economic Reconstruction; A Further Development Of "a National System Of Economics,"

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byJohn Taylor Peddie

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAFFER VII IRELAND AND THE NATIONAI. SYSTEM It is characteristic of the British race to be conservatively inclined towards those political institutions, and economic systems, which, for various reasons, have served it well, either in an individual or collective capacity. But history has demonstrated on more than one occasion that this same virtue has hindered the development of rational progressive movements; that it has been responsible for the failure to recognise in time the need for changes political and social. Most people are apt to forget that just as modern society has been constituted by human hands, the result of infinite effort, sacrifice and compromise, sometimes with creative genius and sometimes without, so if wise reforms are not introduced in time it can be destroyed by human hands in one hour of passion; and no more striking example is to be found than that which Russia provides to-day. There is a large section of our population which honestly believes that it is no longer served by the present structure of society; and it must be admitted there are justifiable grounds for this contention. Fortunately the vast majority recognise it and are most willing to modify the existing order of things to meet all just claims. But whilst they aim at rendering services for the greatest good of society, the measures that are proposed to this end do not conform to a rational system of development. Modifications are proposed which at their best are mere palliatives and do not cure. The result is that all the devotion which is given to the task does not bear fruit, and the gulf which separates the classes and masses continues to widen instead of closing, for men are being driven into extremer movements. Just and wise modifications of the existing order o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918. Excerpt: ... CHAFFER VII IRELAND AND THE NATIONAI. SYSTEM It is characteristic of the British race to be conservatively inclined towards th...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217204015

ISBN - 13:9780217204019

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