Pauperism: Its Causes and Remedies

Macmillan and Company, 1871 - 270 páginas

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Página 97 - ... one at once so natural, so just, so consonant to the laws of God and to the best laws framed by the most enlightened men, as that each individual should be responsible for the maintenance of his own children ; that is, that he should be subjected to the natural inconveniences and difficulties arising from the indulgence of his inclinations...
Página 9 - ... to sell to any person any articles made in the exercise of the powers conferred by this paragraph which are no longer required for the purpose for which they were made.
Página 164 - All experience shows that there can be no hope of introducing more harmonious relations, unless employers and employed are both made to feel that they have an immediate and direct interest in the success of the work in which they are engaged.
Página 164 - ... to expect any marked improvement in the general economic condition of the country, as long as the production of wealth involves a keen conflict of opposing pecuniary interests.
Página 86 - It should be remembered that this boarding-out system is an importation from Scotland; there it has been in operation for many years, and it is notorious that in spite of the religious zeal of the Scotch there is far more illegitimacy in that country than in any other part of the United Kingdom.
Página 16 - ... funny enough. Mr Fawcett's denunciations of the whole arrangement are also worth quoting. " The extent to which the industrial classes were demoralised by these relaxations of the Poor Law soon became evident. The most pernicious influence was exerted not only upon the poor but upon their employers ; every agency which could most powerfully promote pauperism had been brought into operation; men were virtually told that no amount of recklessness, self-indulgence, or improvidence would in the slightest...

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