The Villager Volume 3

The Villager Volume 3

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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. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ...our 1(3) labor troubles come with the lean days. What we are having now are strikes, not troubles. In all the history of the labor movement, there has been no such number of strikes throughout the country as now there are, and in all that history there has never been less of attendant violence. But what are we doing? We shall realize what we are doing if we look ahead a few years and conjecture what we shall" be doing then. The moment the coal strike threatened, we pushed the Government into the situation. There are more kinds than one of "direct action;" undoubtedly public opinion, shouldered with the responsibility, would have settled the coal strike by this. But our little fears made us shift the responsibility to the Government. Now what is happening? The Government took one step with the injunction; it has taken another with Professor Garfield; it will take others yet before we get ourselves out of the complication. What is the result so far? One may leave by side the fact that no coal is being mined. Infinitely more important is it that the Government is weakening itself. The Government will get deeper and deeper into coal; first labor will seek to involve it in obtaining the scale, then management will try to borrow of Government's strength to protect the operators from public wrath when the advanced price of coal is announced. The more intimate Government becomes, the more it becomes merely a third in an isosceles triangle, the graver becomes the nation's future. For if we stale the Government's authority in settling these mere strikes, then wherewith shall we settle the troubles that are coming later and coming surely? The business man who is now skipping as the little hills under the bluest of blue skies will hear no talk...show more

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  • Paperback | 222 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 404g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236533097
  • 9781236533098