Peer Gynt. a Dramatic Poem. - London, Scott O.J. XXII, 287 S

Peer Gynt. a Dramatic Poem. - London, Scott O.J. XXII, 287 S

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ... freedom is preserved, for it is only slaves who may not leave their work in accordance with their own will and consequently may not move about from place to place, they are chained to their jobs, and thus it is that compulsory arbitration by its very definition denies the worker the right to quit work and ties him to the mine, the factory, or the transportation upon which he works, all in the same way that serfs were bound to the soil during the feudal era. Compulsory arbitration is wrong not only because it denies the worker the right of freedom of contract and forces him to perform compulsory servitude but also because it denies the employer the right of freedom of contract. Freedom of contract--the right of the employer to hire chosen men at desirable prices. Compulsory arbitration will deny this long accepted principle to the employer, since, under compulsory arbitration if a decision is rendered against capital the employer is compelled to run his business, to hire men he does not want, and to pay them wages he believes to be unjust. Thus compulsory arbitration takes from the employer the right to run his own business and the inherent right of freedom of contract. Compulsory arbitration not only breaks down the rights and liberties of individuals but it also compels our government to enforce these awards that impose compulsory servitude upon the workingmen. Doubtless you can see the peculiar condition this places our government in. On the one hand we believe firmly in individual rights, except where criminally exercised, as protected in this country since the landing of the Pilgrims who sought our shores for religious and industrial peace. But now on the other hand if compulsory arbitration is adopted we will find our own more

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  • Paperback | 210 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236589386
  • 9781236589385