Evolution And Effort; And Their Relation To Religion And Politics

Paperback | February 11, 2012

byEdmond Kelly

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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. 1898 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. THE PROBLEM OF PAUPERISM. Evert city in the land is a gigantic mill daily engaged in withdrawing healthy labourers from the farm and converting them into paupers, lunatics, and convicts. We have taken the necessary course of constructing asylums for our lunatics, poorhouses for our paupers, and prisons for our criminals, but we have not attempted to deal with the failures in our population until after they have become so far demoralised as to be fit only for these dreary and expensive institutions. In fact, although the flow is always from the farm to the city, and never from the city to the farm, we have entirely failed to provide an outlet for the refuse of our population; on the contrary, we have provided a good cement bottom for it, so that none of our stagnant water can escape even if it would. Of late, however, the study of sociology has begun to find and to apply new methods. The words of Seneca, " Poena non irascitur sed cavet," are beginning to find an application in the substitution of reformatories for prisons, and in some countries the question of pauperism has also been handled by the creation of what are known as labour colonies. It is questionable, however, if even in Holland the question of colonisation has reached anything more than the earliest stage. But in other parts of the world somewhat different experiments of a similar kind are being tried, and we are likely soon to have an accumulation of varied experience on the subject. It has already been intimated that our present methods deal with the whole question too late. The fact is, the moment a man holds out his hand for alms he gives notice to society that he is caught in the outer edge of the whirlpool; private charity then keeps him alive only to increase his faculty for ...

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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. 1898 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. THE PROBLEM OF PAUPERISM. Evert city in the land is a gigantic mill daily engaged in withdrawing healthy labourers f...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217831796

ISBN - 13:9780217831796

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