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The Legal Eight Hours Question; A Public Debate (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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The Legal Eight Hours Question; A Public Debate (Paperback): Bernard Shaw

The Legal Eight Hours Question; A Public Debate (Paperback)

Bernard Shaw

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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. 1891. Excerpt: ... SECOND NIGHT. Chairman: Mr. Edwaed E. Pease. Mr. Foote: Mr. Chairman, Ladies, and Gentlemen, --Throughout this debate I trust we shall guard ourselves against exaggeration. The evils of society have hitherto been deplorable enough, and they are still deplorable. But although it may be a trick of advocacy to exaggerate the evil, and expatiate upon it ad nauseam for the purpose of raising an emotion which will render the acceptance of one's particular specific more easy, that is not the policy tiat should be pursued in a debate like this, in which I think each of the disputants is anxious to treat this subject from a purely intellectual standpoint, and in which also the precautions that have been taken to prevent mere idlers torn coming in to listen, and perhaps to take part, will also guarantee that the audience is like-minded with the disputants themselves. We hear a great deal about the terribly long hours of labor in this country. Some of these statements are true, some are false. Some are partially true and partially false. I think we shall find on examination that the longest hours of labor are worked in trades that do not demand great skill on the part of the operatives, and especially trades vhich, owing to that circumstance, are most overrun by what is now called the unemployed. Those people have never followed any skilled trade, but sometimes pick up s little knowledge of a trade that makes no very great demsnd on the intelligence, and as that is a comparatively easy process, these particular trades are always the most overrun. Now, it is natural that in those trades that are overrun, in which there is a glut of labor, the capitalist should be tble to carry on what now goes under the fashionable name of sweating--a curious name, because it is not t...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2012
First published: February 2012
Authors: Bernard Shaw
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 30
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-54098-0
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-151-54098-6
Barcode: 9781151540980

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