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A Glance at the Wages Question in England (Paperback) Loot Price: R189
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A Glance at the Wages Question in England (Paperback): Cadwallader John Bates
A Glance at the Wages Question in England (Paperback): Cadwallader John Bates

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A Glance at the Wages Question in England (Paperback)

Cadwallader John Bates

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: fall to his lot:?let his employer give him thirty of the same sorts and sizes all the week through, and speculate for his part on their being few or many. The terms of the contract are accordingly altered in this spirit, and no further change for the mutual benefit of the two fishers might seem possible; the younger one, however, at last comes back to say that he cannot tell whether he is wise in sticking to the sea; he is certain how many fish there will be for him every day, but is by no means sure what will be their value in the market, that is" to say, for what quantity of bread, meat, clothing, and everything they will exchange; if the capitalist would give him thirty pence in lieu of thirty fish a day, he could then plainly see whether he could make higher wages at plough or anvil, what amount of commodities his earnings would purchase, and thus adopt a uniform standard of living, without the bother of taking his cod, ling, and halibut, to market. It is equally to the liking of the boat owner to know what the exact cost of his fishing venture will be; he, therefore, readily agrees to the proposal. A working-man, of his own free-will, has thus, with good reason on his side, begged for and acquired fixed money wages inslead of an ebbing and flowing share in profits; but who can say that the association between these two fishermen has, in consequence of this arrangement, been broken up ? It has, on the contrary, been perfected. If, however, the younger one had been able and willing to speculate on the probable result of a day's fishing, he might have taken all the risks on his own shoulders, and paid for the boat a certain fixed rent, or, in other words, a fixed amount of interest on the invested capital to its owner, who, in that case, would gain the mental ease and comfort wh...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Cadwallader John Bates
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 68
ISBN-13: 978-0-217-16166-4
Barcode: 9780217161664
Categories: Books
LSN: 0-217-16166-9

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