Liberalism and the Empire; Three Essays

Liberalism and the Empire; Three Essays

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...a small percentage of public-houses are now owned 1 See for many other typical instances 'The Temperance Problem, ' Rowntree and Sherwell (2nd ed.), pp. 337-346. 2 E.g., misconduct need not be alleged. It is enough if the justices think that the house is unnecessary for the neighbourhood. No compensation is to be given. by the licensee. The amalgamation of breweries and brewery companies is putting the control of the trade and of its policy into fewer and fewer hands, until the liquor monopoly threatens to dominate Great Britain as completely as De Beers dominates South Africa. This change in the configuration of the trade demands a change in its laws. A development and unification of monopoly into an organized and centralized system may be a source of weakness as well as of strength; the ripening processes may end in decay and dissolution. The legislator has only one rope to cut when a whole trade is tied together. The cause of temperance reform made a great advance when Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman adopted Lord Peel's minority-report as a basis for practical legislation. In spite of the war fever, a knowledge of the political and social menace is being slowly diffused. The connection of intemperance with crime and lunacy is forcing itself upon the general intelligence. People are aware of a recent increase in the amount of drink consumed per head of the population, and of a parallel increase in the proportions of lunacy. Inebriety is the middle term, and there are distinct signs, both administrative and legislative, that the treatment of inebriates is engaging more and more of the public attention. No one supposes that the payment of an adequate price by the licensee would conduce to the traflic being carried on in a...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236802241
  • 9781236802248