The Great Collapse; Higher Fares Or Public Ownership

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byLouis Waldman

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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: ... Chapter XIII MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP WE DO NOT WANT All roads seem to lead to public ownership. It is only a matter of time when ownership and operation of public utilities by the government will be considered as commonplace as government ownership of the post-office, the schools, the fire departments, the parks, the bridges, the streets and the water supply, is looked upon to-day. Besides the Socialist party, which in its larger program includes municipal ownership, one of the old parties, the Democratic party, in this city and state is committed to municipal ownership. "Specifically," says the Democratic city platform for 191 7, "we are in favor of public ownership and operation of all public utilities, including tractions, gas, electricity and the telephone." Mr. Hylan, Democratic candidate for Mayor, laid great stress on this plank in his campaign. In 1918, when Tammany again assumed control of the city, Senator Wagner, minority leader in the upper house in Albany, introduced a municipal ownership bill giving the cities power, among other things, to build or acquire by purchase or condemnation their transportation facilities and operate them directly, if they chose. The bill was killed in committee. In the 1918 elections the Democrats won the governorship, but failed to increase their strength in the Legislature to any appreciable extent. In addition to the flood of municipal ownership bills introduced in the 1919 Legislature by members of all parties, Senator Foley and Assemblyman Donohue, minority leaders of the Senate and Assembly respectively, introduced two enabling acts, which are in principle the same as those sponsored by their party the year previous. One of the bills, Assembly Bill Int. No. 1102, 1919, short and to the point, ends by saying: "Wh...

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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: ... Chapter XIII MUNICIPAL OWNERSHIP WE DO NOT WANT All roads seem to lead to public ownership. It is only a matter of time when o...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217081339

ISBN - 13:9780217081337

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