Selected Articles On Government Ownership Of Railroads (volume 2)

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byEdith M. Comp Phelps

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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. 1919. Excerpt: ... agencies he can use for the formation of public opinion and the vast influences he can bring to bear for the creation of public sentiment; might make himself the chief executive of this country so long as he chooses to do so, and that would ultimately mean the overthrow of the form of government created by the fathers and preserved to us by the countless sacrifices of succeeding generations. GOVERNMENT OWNERSHIP IN FOREIGN COUNTRIES1 A special hearing of the Newlands joint Congressional Committee on Interstate Commerce, which is investigating subjects pertaining to railway regulation and control, was held at Washington on Monday for the purpose of hearing a discussion on government ownership by W. M. Acworth, who has been in America for some time as a member of the royal commission appointed to report on the railway situation in Canada, and who is about to return to England. Mr Acworth gave a historical sketch of the experience of the principal countries that own or operate railways and their reasons for acquiring the lines. He said that it was probably safe to make the broad statement that two-thirds of the railway mileage of the world has been built; two-thirds of the railway capital of the world has been provided; and two-thirds of the current railway work of the world is done by private enterprise; and only the remaining third by national undertakings. He then proceeded to a discussion of the lessons to be derived from foreign experience and their application to the situation in the United States and the United Kingdom, of which the following is an abstract: The Lessons of Foreign Experience Such is an outline history of the introduction of state ownership in the less important half of the railway world. What lessons has it to teach for the more impor...

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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. 1919. Excerpt: ... agencies he can use for the formation of public opinion and the vast influences he can bring to bear for the creation of publi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:82 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217989845

ISBN - 13:9780217989848

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