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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. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ... the employer needs no magnifying glass to detect selfinterest, for it is the beacon light of his frenzied existence. If anything were needed to serve notice on the general public of the contemplated program of this association, the above language is amply sufficient, and thinking men who love their country, its aspirations, its achievements and the starry flag that represents them, more than the dollar sign and the black banner of the industrial buccaneer are not deceived by the Pecksniffian hypocrisy contained in Mr. Van Cleave's allusion to patriotism. Of course, we understand the real purpose of this war fund is not educational, in the academic sense, but rather to establish recruiting stations where such as President Eliot's heroes may bivouac in peaceful times and drink in from the sapient lips of the Professors of the Golden Calf the philosophy of the unclean dollar that teaches wage-earners to prey on each other like human wolves in times of industrial disputes. Organized labor, increasing in strength and efficiency, has grown to be a menace to those who cultivate self-interest on the plan of Mr. Rockefeller's American Beauty Rose, and if it is not checked, the biblical quotation "the poor are always with you" will no longer be true. As a matter of fact, organized labor during the past 20 years has increased the wage, shortened the workday, and secured legislative protection for weak women and helpless children to such an extent that if these remarkable innovations continue, the supremacy of the dollar sign will be sorely questioned. In particular, men of Mr. Van Cleave's stripe are unalterably opposed to that part of organized labor's program touching female and child labor; the desire to intimidate legislatures is buttressed...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236486633
  • 9781236486639