Socialism And Sense; A Radical Review

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byWilliam Hill

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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.1895 Excerpt: ... Sums paid by the deceased gentlemen annually during life and the £17,922, the £21,474, and the £15,670 paid by their executors respectively after their death represented their just contribution to the coffers of a nation which furnished them with the occasion and opportunity for amassing their fortunes, which afforded them every facility for the making of their wealth, and which spent vast sums in securing them in the possessions of these fortunes when making and made? In 1894, five persons died, leaving fortunes amounting in the aggregate to £5,612,446, and 12 other persons died leaving fortunes amounting in the aggregate to £8,175,903; while 3 persons left £1,403,047, 12 persons £4,130,230, 20 persons £4,762,661, 31 persons £5,346,367, and 51 persons £6,226,437; 134 persons thus leaving behind them £35,657,091. Of this huge sum, probably only some £5,000,000, at the outside, passed into the National Exchequer. Can it be maintained that the sleeping partners of these 134 gentlemen--the State--was sufficiently considered when the respective estates--the result of their joint efforts in co-operation--were wound up? Where is the man who will maintain that in these cases "the protection and assistance afforded by. the State in the process of acquisition"--Mr. Mill's language--was adequately assessed? "If there had been no England." If there had been no England--if there had been no huge and hard-working population to work coal, to puddle iron, to make machines, to spin cotton, to weave cloth, to build and man ships, to eat bread and beef, to drink beer, to buy clothes, to' do the half-hundred other acts which make up the trade and commerce of the nation--would these 134 gentlemen have accumulated amo...

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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.1895 Excerpt: ... Sums paid by the deceased gentlemen annually during life and the £17,922, the £21,474, and the £15,670 paid by their executors ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217997457

ISBN - 13:9780217997454

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