The Saturday Evening Post Volume 187, No. 5

The Saturday Evening Post Volume 187, No. 5

By (author) 

List price: US$24.97

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks


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: ... the Treasury's obligation to redeem a greenback; as though a laborer were privileged at any time to step up to the window and say: "Here's my day's work, give me two dollars!" But where is the window? The same employees quit work whenever it suits their interest. Of course nobody has any more right to work than to do anything else. Who is under the least obligation to give you a job, or can rightfully require you to take any job you do not want? There is nothing more natural about the right to work than about the corresponding right to say under what conditions you will work; in fact, there are no natural rights. There is no record of a society in which a man had any rights that his fellows did not permit. There is no enforceable right to work anywhere, except under conditions that are largely determined by others. This is as true of a bank president as of a day laborer. The real dispute is simply as to who shall determine the conditions of work. Radical and Conservative NFORTUNATELY it does not necessarily follow that to be radical is to be right, or that to be conservative is to be wrong. Marcus Alonzo Hanna still stands as the type of a conservative politician. His name passes as a synonym for what radicals most abhor. To speak of the Hanna regime is to suggest extreme domination of politics by Big Business. Yet the record discloses no act or intention of Hanna's that was particularly destructive to anybody's life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Organizing and conducting the campaign of 1896 was his most conspicuous political feat. We suppose nobody whose judgment need be considered now doubts that the free-silver theory he defeated contained far more peril to the well-being of the mass more

Product details

  • Paperback | 854 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,492g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748980
  • 9781236748980