The Insurance Press Volume 48

The Insurance Press Volume 48

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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. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...approximately doubling any previous production for a corresponding period, it is inevitable that the "limit" will be reached at a date that will throw the entire agency forces of some companies into enforced idleness for a long period toward the end of the year. Not only will agents be deprived of a legitimate opportunity to work, but the public will be denied the right to place life insurance in a particular company of its own selection. It has frequently caused wonderment that the constitutionality of this restriction upon man's inherent and inalienable right to earn an honest living has not been tested in the proper courts. Of all forms of honest occupation, ap parently the vocation of life insurance is the only one in which a curb is placed upon human effort and ambition." In every other pursuit the industry and enterprise of man is encouraged, applauded and rewarded. In fact, the greater and the broader the service man can render his fellowmen, the more he is respected and favored. Society and the State recognize that the successful individual and the successful business institution are the income-makers and taxpayers. The more they legitimately profit, the more they contribute to social progress. To every honest and ambitious man in this "land of the free," there should be no limit but the sky to his effort and aspiration. Must the children of our insurance solicitors in New York be taught to sing "Sweet Land of Liberty, Except in New York"? And of all products to be chosen for limited output, could any selection be more ridiculously and monstrously inconsistent than life insurance? It is concededly the most beneficent of all public commodities. It was selected as practically a gift by more

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  • Paperback | 728 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 37mm | 1,279g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236887948
  • 9781236887948