Public Policy Volume 8

Public Policy Volume 8

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...body of officeholders from being very strongly supported in Congress, and it is scarcely doubtful that it would have been adopted had the vigorous and watchful opposition of Mr. Loud been withdrawn. The pressure upon him is understood to have been enormous, but he resolutely held his ground and the bill was not passed. For this opposition to their efforts Mr. Loud has now been punished. The letter carriers' organization made a bitter campaign for his defeat for re-election, and succeeded in turning a majority of several thousand into a minority. Whether any congressman will in future have the temerity to interfere when an organized band of officeholders seeks to raid the public treasury in its own behalf remains to be seen. At any rate, the lesson is sufficiently obvious. Those who would extend the industrial activities of any government, national, state or municipal, ought to give it serious consideration and to ask themselves whether, before urging their socialistic schemes, it would not be well to devise some way for freeing the present industrial agencies of government from the incubus of the spoils system. TRADE UNIONISM MAKES THE WORKERS TRULY FREE. Editorial: American Federationist, February, 1903. Two prominent divines and public teachers have recently been discussing the question of unionism. We refer to Dr. Hillis and Dr. Lyman Abbott. The former now occupies the pulpit, which the latter filled, until his voluntary retirement some years ago, that of Plymouth Church, Brooklyn. Dr. Hillis has assumed the role of anti-union crusader, as the special champion of the so-called "free laborer." He has delivered several vehement speeches against the alleged principles and methods of unionism. The plutocratic press, ever ready to shed...show more

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  • Paperback | 380 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 676g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123649962X
  • 9781236499622