The Homiletic Review Volume 67, No. 6

The Homiletic Review Volume 67, No. 6

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ... appear to indicate that the so-called prosperity of this country means in reality the prosperity of only some four per cent, of the population. Other Facts: These investigations, while in themselves not completely satisfactory, are unfortunately substantiated by practically every other investigation which we have made. John Graham Brooks in The Social Unrest lists 125,000 families as rich, each possessing $268,040; 1,362,500 families as fairly well off, each possessing $14,180; 4,762,500 families as poor, each possessing $1,639; 6,250,000 families as very poor, each possessing nothing. This works out to allot to the rich 33 thousand millions; to the well off, about 19 thousand millions; to the poor about 7 thousand millions; to the very poor, nothing. Or if you divide them arbitrarily into two sets, you have on one side of the line 1,487,500 families possessing 52 thousand millions; 11,112,500 families possessing 7 thousand millions. Put differently, according to Charles B. Spahr, one per cent, of the families of the United States have more wealth than the remaining 99 per cent. Or, again, 1 per cent, of the families own 52 per cent, of the wealth; 10 per cent, of the families own 32 per cent, of the wealth; 21 per cent, of the families own nothing. It is true that this was in 1896, but have fundamental conditions changed? Wealth In The" Churches: The proposed measure which we study in this lesson calls not only for investigation of the distribution of wealth and poverty in the United States, but for an investigation of the amount of wealth represented in the church membership of the United States. This it will be possible for the census to discover approximately. The census does undertake to report upon the church membership more

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