Property And Progress; Or, A Brief Inquiry Into Contemporary Social Agitation In England

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byWilliam Hurrell Mallock

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... cialistic doctrine, that the gulf between classes is widening, that the rich are getting richer, and the poor poorer, is stated with what purports to be scientific precision; and Mr. Hyndman commits himself to certain figures, in illustration of it, and gives for these figures certain well-known authorities. There is no room, therefore, here for any vague or doubtful generalities; indeed, the whole question, so far as Mr. Hyndman is concerned, can be settled as peremptorily, and very nearly as quickly, as a schoolmaster judges the correctness of a child's addition sum. It is to these letters, therefore, that we propose first to refer. Mr. Hyndman states his position broadly thus. Speaking of society as at present organized, we have "as a result," he says, "on the one side a class working far too hard for health, and living in miserable social conditions; on the other side, a class which works not at all with its hands, and enjoys luxury in excess of what is reasonable; and," he adds (this is a most important part of the statement), "the gradations between the two are being gradually crushed out." The working-classes, he goes on to say, subsist, with very few exceptions, on "starvation wages;" and out of every 5s. which their work is worth, from 3s. Ad. to 3s. 9c?. is pocketed by their employers, and from Is. 3d. to Is. 8d. is left for themselves. A correspondent of the same paper, signing himself "M.," took occasion to question all these statements, to cite in opposition to them Professor Leone Levi, and to ask Mr. Hyndman on what authority he made them. He observed in particular, that, so far is it from being true that all gradations between the rich and poor are being gradually crushed out, the rise of the middle class is the main social feature of this centur...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1884. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... cialistic doctrine, that the gulf between classes is widening, that the rich are getting richer, and the poor poorer, is stated with ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:56 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217537081

ISBN - 13:9780217537087

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