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A History of the English Poor Law Volume 3; In Connection with the State of the Country and the Condition of the People (Paperback) Loot Price: R482
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A History of the English Poor Law Volume 3; In Connection with the State of the Country and the Condition of the People...
A History of the English Poor Law Volume 3; In Connection with the State of the Country and the Condition of the People...

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A History of the English Poor Law Volume 3; In Connection with the State of the Country and the Condition of the People (Paperback)

George Nicholls

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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: ... it did not unhappily represent the accepted economic creed of a large number of persons. It represents the frame of mind which, in public discussion, at all events, has unduly neglected the importance of our home market. This market is to be fostered and extended mainly by a policy which will permit the less competent grade of labour to improve its industrial character. For this purpose it is most essential to rescue it from the deteriorating influence of the Poor Law. If, as we argue, a more restrained administration of the Poor Law will give greater scope and power to the labour-distributing influence of Free Exchange, if thereby better wages and a higher standard of life are the result, a new and progressively expansive demand for the necessities and common luxuries of life is at once brought to bear on the home market. Industrial progress, as Bastiat long ago pointed out, in his inimitable epigrammatic way, gives to the prices of commodities a tendency towards gratuity. Labour contracts itself out of this gravitation towards cheapness, by acquiring mobility, by avoiding the worse and seeking the better-paid employments. Efficiency of productive method tends to cheapness, and at every lowering of price a new set of customers is brought within range. Every movement of labour also to a better market gives rise to a class of customer whose purse is better filled. In this way the market grows. In the long process of emerging from a condition of status to one of contract, additional impediments have been caused by man's slowness to learn the arts of life. One of the most injurious of these has been erected by our methods of public relief. We are justified, both by theory and history, in characterising our Poor Law system as a revival in a new guise of that st...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: George Nicholls
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 8mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 148
ISBN-13: 978-1-154-27803-3
Barcode: 9781154278033
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-154-27803-4

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