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Workmen and Their Wages (Paperback) Loot Price: R335
Discovery Miles 3 350
Workmen and Their Wages (Paperback): Us Government, Willoughby Green

Workmen and Their Wages (Paperback)

Us Government, Willoughby Green

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...happy; but the relative positions of the labourer and the capitalist, or, in other words, the employer and the employed, have been made to appear aa especially antagonistic, and that has caused continuous struggling between them for supremacy. This, no doubt, is in consequence of a vast amount of misapprehension as to the terms by which the conflicting parties have been brought.into juxtaposition. In considering mankind in a primitive state of society, we are carried back to a time when the comforts of civilized life were unknown, and when satisfaction was a desideratum. In all stages of society there exists, in different individuals, a difference in qualifications. Some men are stronger and more energetic than others. Some men must be more successful than others; what one lacks, another may have in abundance, therefore it is wrong for trades'-unions to demand that the labour and skill of one person should be given in exchange for that of another. It is a barter of industry that is daily coming into use. It is desirable that the labourer should devote his energies to a particular branch; because by that means he would rise as an artizan. Every man should be recompensed for the amount of work he does. Every man should be paid in proportion to the pro. luce of his own exertions and dexterity. Hence our produce a barter of industry. The wealth of the capitalist is simply an accumulation of industry and skill. The given amount of metal is the exponent of labour, and that is the potentate of the universe. He who holds money is simply an accumulator of labour and skill, in other words, a barter of industry. With regard to trade and commerce, the ignorant portion, as a rule, are the "upper ten thousand," who have inherited the special good...


Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2013
First published: 2013
Authors: Us Government • Willoughby Green
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 24
ISBN-13: 978-1-234-34901-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-234-34901-9
Barcode: 9781234349011

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