The New Republic Volume 4

The New Republic Volume 4

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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. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...of this investigation in the long press abstract of the report? What new conclusions, or indeed what old conclusions, have resulted from the studies of mediation, investigation, arbitration? Some of these special reports will doubtless appear in the ultimate volumes to be issued by the Commission. But they are not woven in. They are not a part of the findings. ' And how has the Commission used the evidence that it did consider worth while to reproduce? A special investigation into the whole question of trade union policy was made by Dr. George E. Barnett, a capable and thorough student of this subject. We should have been glad to read what conclusions Dr. Barnett had reached as to how collective bargaining might contribute to the solution of the labor problem. But we have not his report. All we have is, to use Mr. Manly's word, a " condensation." Now to condense, says Webster's Dictionary, is " to make more close, compact or dense; to compress or concentrate into a smaller compass; to consolidate; abridge; epitomize; concentrate; intensify." You do not condense when you leave out all essentials and simply reproduce the commonplaces and the gossip of a subject. You do not condense a dog when you cut ofi everything but his tail. In Mr. Manly's condensation of Dr. Barnett's unprinted report we are gravely informed that " a few trade unions exclude qualified persons from membership by high initiation fees or other devices," but that " the evidence presented to the Commission shows clearly that the policy of exclusion is antisocial and monopolistic, and should be given up by those unions which practice it." Did we pay four hundred thousand dollars to be told this? We are...show more

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  • Paperback | 354 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 630g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236750926
  • 9781236750921