At present Britain does not belong to the British: it belongs to a few of the British, who employ the bulk of the population as servants or as workers.It is because Britain does not belong to the British that a few are very rich and the many are very poor.
a fool to go on as you are. If you can get cheaper houses, cheaper clothes, food, travelling, and amusement than you now get, self-interest tells you that you would be a fool to go on paying present prices.
Your landlord, your employer, your tradesman will not take less work or money from you if he can get more.
Self-interest counsels you not to pay a high price if you can get what you want at a lower price.
Your employer will not employ you unless you are useful to him, nor will he employ you if he can get another man as useful to him as you at a lower wage.
Such persons as landlords, capitalists, employers, and contractors will tell you that they are useful, and even necessary, to the working class, of which class you are one.
Self-interest will counsel you, firstly, that if these persons are really useful or necessary to you, it is to your interest to secure their services at the lowest possible price; and, secondly, that if you can replace them by other persons more use