The Case Against Socialism; A Handbook for Speakers and Candidates

The Case Against Socialism; A Handbook for Speakers and Candidates

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...be clear, however, the instant it is known that the basis on which the claim is founded is by acting upon the arbitrary, and in many, if not most, cases wholly unjustifiable assumption that a man's income is rather more than ten times the amount of his rent if he live in London, and sixteen times more than his rent if he happens to live in the country. Mr. Money does not hesitate for a moment to give us the figures of the larger incomes. Sir Henry Primrose, however, with his unique knowledge of the question, gave evidence as follows: --In answer to a question " as to the aggregate amount of income of persons with incomes of 5000 per annum or more/' Sir Henry replied: "It is a most perplexing and baffling question. I have really spent a great deal of time in attempting to investigate it, and I have finally come to the conclusion that almost the only basis upon which you can go from our statistics is the House Duty; it is very imperfect, but still, as far as it goes, it is a guide." (See Answer 38.) Mr. Arthur Lyon Bowley, who is, of course, the well-known expert, a Lecturer of the London School of Economics and a Member of the Council of the Statistical Society, gave Mr. Money's figures their final conge. Asked by the Committee, lt Do you find that it is possible to estimate fairly closely the distribution of national income here?" Mr. Bowley replied, No, I am not at all satisfied that it is possible to estimate it with any reasonable exactitude." (See Question 1159.) In reply to Question 1162, the same important a witness gave in detail his reasons for his conclusion that the evidence was not sufficiently good to make any accurate estimate; and also stated that " the number of income-tax payers with incomes...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236618947
  • 9781236618948