Class Interests: Their Relations to Each Other and to Government, a Study of Wrongs and Remedies to Ascertain What the People Should Do for Themselves (Classic Reprint) by John Stahl (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Class Interests: Their Relations to Each Other and to Government, a Study of Wrongs and Remedies to Ascertain What the People Should Do for Themselves If I had written on these subjects a dozen years ago, the statement would have been different from this. It would then have been made in the spirit of those ecomical doctrines which affirm the sufficiency of competition to enable all who deserve, to win. But ecomical conditions are constantly changing; and one may change views with further study. The forces are daily multiplying which relegate competition to the hack ground, and give the victory to combination. The character of the struggle is t what it once was - mainly a struggle between individuals; it is w largely a struggle between the organized few and the urganized many, in which the former get advantages and often push them to the utmost. I have apology to make for sympathy with the weaker who are pushed to the wall in an unequal struggle, even if that sympathy be suspected of necessary association with bias. I have endeavored to keep the bias, if any, in strict logical subordination. Some may think that my statement, if it reach the people, will cause them to feel unnecessary discontent. I kw there arc some who would keep employes in igrance, just as slaveholders would keep their slaves in igrance, and for a similar reason. Let us hope there are t many such. The supposition that the masses of the people can be kept wholly in igrance of abuses from which they suffer, is altogether gratuitous. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.