The World A Department Store Volume 3; A Story Of Life Under A Coöperative System

Paperback | May 20, 2012

byBradford Peck

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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. 1900 Excerpt: ... feature of their education was to look after self. Parents and others with whom they associated instructed the young in the art of trickery and deception, which was considered essential for their advancement. Money was the goal sought by all. The question in every one's mind was how to obtain wealth; for without it one was not considered of much account. Children in your day, Mr. Brantford, were subjected to the terrible influences which existed in the minds of those occupying the highest positions in life. They simply followed the precedent established by their ancestors and associates. The great majority of people understood a perfect system of Socialism or cooperation as something which would eliminate all competition, not understanding the full and true meaning of competition. They had been trained to one idea, that of making money, and had lost the true pleasure of life in their never-ceasing endeavor to outdo their fellow men. You can recall, Mr. Brantford, how often politicians and others harped on the idea that all American citizens were equal, while as a matter of fact conditions as they then existed made this an impossibility. Some, as you know, were born under the lowest and most vile conditions, with little or no opportunity to climb into a higher position unless some unforeseen outside influence was presented to them. The great people's trust, through its organization, has made it possible for every child to enjoy an equal opportunity in life. The subject of cause and effect, as has been stated before, was one of the greatest studies of our Association, during its earliest days. You can recall how, in all large cities, there were countless families so situated in life that their homes were anything but what the word implies. The great people's...

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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. 1900 Excerpt: ... feature of their education was to look after self. Parents and others with whom they associated instructed the young in the art...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:May 20, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217617417

ISBN - 13:9780217617413

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