Congressional Serial Set Volume 3328

Congressional Serial Set Volume 3328

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ... if) Increased postal facilities. ("Railway Problems," Joans, p. 459.) An extract from the Forum, vol. 5, p. 429, 1888, Hartley. Wc know how public business is habitually mismanaged, and there is no instance, even among the foreign countries with the best civil service, of state railroad systems conducted on the American standard of efficiency. But a large section of the public, more or less misled as to the evidence, believes in state railroad ownership and desires to see it introduced into the United States. (Forum, vol. 5, p. 42i-, 1888, Hadlcy.) An extract from "The Railways and the Traders," Acworth, 1891, preface, pp. 0, 7. Now I am no foe of government railways. On the contrary, I believe that in countries with a population Icbs self-reliant than our own such a policy is necessary. In a country with a bureaucracy as well trained anil as well organized as that of Prussia it may even he desirable. Nay, more, I am not concerned to deny that even here (England) State purchase might do something to bring up the worst railway services more nearly to the level of the best. But a careful study of the evidence has convinced me that in the long run state control ends in keeping down the best to the level of the worst, and that, taking them for all and all, the private railway companies of England and the United States have served the public better than the government railways of the continent or of our Australian colonics, and, which is still moro to the point, are likely to serve it better in the future. ("The Railways and the Traders, Ac worth, 1891, pp. 6, 7.) Extracts from u Tin "Working and Management of an English Railway," Findlay, 1839. The State purchase of railways would involve an objectionable...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236614925
  • 9781236614926