Rock Products Volume 18, No. 2

Rock Products Volume 18, No. 2

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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. 1916 edition. Excerpt: ...of another. Xow all that has passed. The intelligent competitor of the twentieth century turns the sunlight of publicity upon his affairs for the benefit of all in the same business. The first and fullest possible interchange of information, concerning the facts of common interest, in any given line are of the greatest possible benefit, not only to those engaged in the business, but to the public as well. The largest interchange of information tends to stabilize every industry, and to protect the public against unfair competitors, as well as to protect the competitors against the unfair action of the public. But there is another side to this competition question which appeals to me as not only important, but vital. We live in a Republic. We have the individual form of democratic government. We believe in the freedom of the individual and we deprecate the monarchical form of government which subordinates the individual to the state. The weakness of the Republic has always been that in the clash of arms between it and its neighboring monarchy the superior cohesion and civilization of the latter has usually resulted in its supremacy and in the destruction of the popular form of government. We are now confronted as a nation with great international problems. They are threatening us from the east and from the west, and may at some date in the future--near or remote--involve us in the clash of arms with some other great power, with conflicting interests and ambitions. If under the providence of God any such clash should occur, it must then be tested whether or not the individual form of society is strong enough, and organized enough, and co-operative enough, to hold its own against the more organized and centralized forms of monarchical or...show more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236874269
  • 9781236874269