Bad Times: An Essay on the Present Depression of Trade, Tracing it to Its Sources in Enormous Foreign Loans, Excessive War Expenditure, the Increase of Speculation and Millionaires, and the Depopulation of the Rural Districts; with Suggested Remedies

Macmillan and Company, 1885 - 118 pages

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Page 66 - THE annual labour of every nation is the fund which originally supplies it with all the necessaries and conveniences of life which it annually consumes, and which consist always either in the immediate produce of that labour, or in what is purchased with that produce from other nations.
Page 98 - Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden; give him a nine years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert.
Page v - BAD TIMES. An Essay on the present Depression of Trade, tracing it to its Sources in enormous Foreign Loans, excessive War Expenditure, the increase of Speculation and of Millionaires, and the Depopulation of the Rural Districts. With suggested Remedies.
Page 106 - ... money and employing his spare time, and if he does not gain a large profit as a farmer, he enjoys a position of independence ; he is elevated in the social scale, his self-respect is awakened and stimulated, and he acquires a stake and interest in the country. " It is most valuable as an instance where the opportunity of investing surplus wages and spare hours in the acquirement of a home for the family, an independent position for the labourer, and provision for the wife and children in the...

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