The Pattern Nation

Paperback | May 20, 2012

bySir Henry Wrixon

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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. 1906 Excerpt: ...the ever-present problem of the poor, are surrounded by neighbouring nations who are active competitors in the industrial race, and whom also they must keep prepared to meet at times in the arbitrament of war. From the experience of such a full-grown nation only can we expect to derive information that will be useful to other nations. We will suppose this people to have gone through the different stages of the struggle for self-government successfully, and that they have established the rule of the majority by a genuine system of universal suffrage. The first features that strike us in the early stages of the social progress of our pattern nation give cause only for satisfaction. We see spread abroad an active principle of sympathy with the burdens of the poor, which is a delightful contrast to the indifference of past times; and this no idle or helpless sympathy, but one that has behind it the whole power of the State. It is popular to be sympathetic. The public man who wants to be successful is taught by self-interest, even if by no nobler impulse, to make the cause of the poor his own. Accordingly, we find continuous efforts made by the State to help the wage-earner. One abuse after another is corrected; one concession after another is made to the interests of labour; one privilege after another of the capitalist class is curtailed. Whatever executive authority or the power of laws can do is done to mitigate the hardships that are incident to the inequalities of life. The easy side of Socialism will be adopted without troubling with the correlative obligations of the complete system. State employment for the unemployed; regulation of the hours of work and its wages by law; the continued enlargement of the scope of State industries; old age pensions for t...

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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. 1906 Excerpt: ...the ever-present problem of the poor, are surrounded by neighbouring nations who are active competitors in the industrial race, ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 20, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217363377

ISBN - 13:9780217363372

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