The Sugar Cane Volume 14

The Sugar Cane Volume 14

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...that some of the Peers will take up in earnest a question of treaty construction of such vital importance to our shipping interests and the home and colonial sugar industries. We learn that the Council of the National Anti-Bounty League do not consider any further public meetings on the question of foreign bounties as at present called for. The public meetings already held under the auspices of the League, and at its expense, in Scotland, the provinces, and in the Metropolis have sufficiently indicated that public opinion is opposed to the system of allowing the productions of any foreign State to supersede the productions of our own and other States by such protectionist means as export bounties. In some quarters we find with regret a lukewarmness on the part of certain West Indian and Refining interests in prosecuting the opposition to the foreign bounty system. We trust the Council of the League will not, however, be deterred from pushing the advantageous hold they have secured on public opinion, and using every effort to obtain some legislative security on our own statute book against the interference of foreign bounties with free-trade competition on our own markets. It should be remembered that when British capitalists cease to complain of foreign bounties the injury to the nation at large and more especially to labour interests will be complete. When a prosperous industry is first attacked by foreign bounties, the capitalists engaged feel the first pressure in being under-sold: one by one they give way until at last the few survivors availing themselves of the fall in wages due to the withdrawal of the displaced capitalists adjust themselves to the limited but still precarious market left open to them. In short when a foreign...show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236883470
  • 9781236883476