A History of Banks for Savings in Great Britain and Ireland

A History of Banks for Savings in Great Britain and Ireland

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"[...]interest to encourage their men where they can in habits of sobriety and prudence, but they are now often enabled to enforce regulations tending to this end which before they were almost powerless to effect.[5] The good results of such habits to the industrial classes themselves and to all portions of society are neither few nor doubtful. The pursuit of economy and thrift will beget, as a matter of course, self-dependence; and as soon as men become socially independent they also become self-relying and self-supplying. Few men come to the parish who have ever saved money, said one large employer of labour before a Committee of the House of Commons on Poor Laws. Another never knew a man who had saved a pound out of his earnings who had[...]."
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  • Paperback | 358 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.02mm | 512.56g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507508565
  • 9781507508565