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An Essay on the Causes and Remedies of Poverty (Paperback) Loot Price: R377
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An Essay on the Causes and Remedies of Poverty (Paperback): Joseph Salway Eisdell
An Essay on the Causes and Remedies of Poverty (Paperback): Joseph Salway Eisdell

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An Essay on the Causes and Remedies of Poverty (Paperback)

Joseph Salway Eisdell

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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. 1852. Excerpt: ... SECTION XL FUTURE PROSPECTS OF THE WORKING CLASSES. The condition of the working classes in the present day is far from a fortunate one. Nevertheless, it is better now in many respects than it has been in earlier periods of our history. But an interesting inquiry presents itself, as to what it promises to be in future times, should the influences now at work on the condition of mankind be permitted to go on in their present course to maturity. And here it is pleasing to remark, that all these influences, though the changes in the progress sometimes are attended temporarily with partial inconvenience during the transition from the old to the new pratices, yet have an ultimate tendency for good unmixed with alloy. Society exhibits every where an earnest longing, an intense struggle after a better order of things. Many are the unsuccessful efforts, and some are in a wrong direction; but on the whole, the movement is not without result. The present state of suffering among the working classes, we have seen, is attributable in part to their low moral and intellectual condition. The heathen world were destitute of the religious light with which we are blessed. Their sages had to discover, if it were possible, the true system of ethics--the right road to happiness. But ours is a more fortunate position. We have not to discover, but only to communicate, and apply the knowledge on this subject which is already possessed. The spread of schools, and the general extension of education among the working classes, surpasses the most sanguine anticipations of the early founders of such institutions in the last generation. There is a progress too in morals, though not unaccompanied with an increase of crime; and this is indicated by the superiority of the moral characteri...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Joseph Salway Eisdell
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 72
ISBN-13: 978-1-4588-1077-9
Barcode: 9781458810779
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
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Books > History > General
LSN: 1-4588-1077-1

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