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Government Ownership of Railroads, and War Taxation

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Author: Otto H. Kahn
Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 7,321 / 29 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 36.3
LoC Category: HE
Downloads: 909
Added to site: 2009.07.23 24785
Genre: Essays

ant and far-reaching of the post-bellum questions which will confront us. It will be one of the great test questions, the answer to which will determine whither we are bound.


And, it seems to me, one of the duties of business men is to inform themselves accurately and carefully on this subject, so as to be ready to take their due and legitimate part in shaping public opinion, and indeed to start on that task now, before public opinion, one-sidedly informed and fed of set purpose with adroitly colored statements of half truths, crystallizes into definite judgment.

My concern is not for the stock and bond holders. They will, I have no doubt, be properly and fairly taken care of in case the Government were definitely to acquire the railroads. Indeed, it may well be, that from the standpoint of their selfish interests, a reasonable guarantee or other fixed compensation by the Government would be preferable to the financial risks and uncertainties under private railroad operation in the



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