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The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 4

June 1906

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Author: Various Authors
Published: 1906
Language: English
Wordcount: 60,233 / 183 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 62
LoC Categories: AP, PS
Series: Scrap Book
Downloads: 494
Added to site: 2010.04.25
mnybks.net#: 27489
Origin: gutenberg.org
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inclined to support the monopoly, in the belief that it will be easier to induce the government to take over an industry after it has passed into the hands of a few men.

In the substance of his opinion Mr. Bryan's "individualism" does not seem to be very far removed from Fabian socialism--or at least not from such socialism as is expressed, say, by Robert Hunter, who said not long ago, while speaking about the problems of poverty:

I have been asked if I think socialism is the cure for these evils. As we do not know what state socialism would bring about, we cannot say. But I am sure that certain socialistic measures are necessary. We need municipal tenements, as they have in Liverpool, Birmingham, and London, where the children will have healthful surroundings, plenty of places to play, and there are no landlords to exact profits.

Other places have nationalized the coal fields, and the poor get coal at cost. At Rochester, in England, the death-rate has been cut down one-half by the munic

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