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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 35. 1916. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 20, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2288.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 35. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2288

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Title Great Britain after the war
Alternative Title Great Britain after the war, by Sidney Webb and Arnold Freeman; being facts and figures, quotations and queries, suggestions and forecasts, designed to help individual inquirers and study circles in considering what will happen after war with regard to trade, employment, wages, prices, trade unionism, co-operation, women's labour, foreign commerce, the railways, the coal supply, education, taxation, etc. Dedicated to the Workers' educational association
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947
Publisher G. Allen and Unwin
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • London
Date 1916
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Economic policy
  • Economics
Subject.Geographic (TGN)
  • United Kingdom
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 80 pages; 22 cm.
Original Item Location HC256.2.P27
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8302906~S11
Original Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection Socialist and Communist Pamphlets
Digital Collection URL http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp
Repository Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries
Repository URL http://libraries.uh.edu/branches/special-collections
Use and Reproduction This item is in the public domain and may be used freely.
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Title Image 35
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Transcript GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. 33 urgently required rehousing, and the proper feeding and clothing of the millions now inadequately supplied, a great rebuilding and extension of schools, etc., etc. There may be a failure of organisation, but never a lack of work. By proper arrangements the Government can secure the two-fold benefit to the nation of getting essential work done and preventing men and women from being unemployed. The result of such arrangements would be the maintenance of the Standard of Life.) Payment According to Food Prices. Perhaps the greater part of the friction between Capital and Labour during the past decade, and especially during the war, has been consequent upon the fact that the purchasing power of money has been steadily (and during the war rapidly) declining. (Chapter III.) The late Prof. Jevons advocated "a tabular standard of value " in the terms of which all contracts should be interpreted, so that if prices rose wages would automatically rise, and vice versa. The Board of Trade publishes regularly Index-Numbers of Prices based upon the prices of the main commodities upon which the worker spends his income. Would it be possible to base rates of wages (especially all the awards of arbitrators, and the determinations of Trade Boards) upon these index-numbers instead of upon coins, so that whatever the course of prices, the money wages would continue to " buy as much "? Some of the difficulties in the way of such an arrangement, apart from the prejudice of both employers and employed, are that prices vary differently in different localities, and that workers spend their money on different commodities. But possibly if changes were made at three- or six-monthly intervals, variously in each locality, and only when there was at least a 5 per cent, rise or fall in the cost of living, such method of remuneration would be feasible. It might be introduced, to begin with, in certain Government Departments; Old Age Pensions ^nd other pensions might be thus paid, etc. A universal payment of wages upon this system would be of almost incalculable benefit to the workers. Without in any way depriving them of their right to make new contracts for higher wages, it would ensure that, however the cost of living might rise, the burden would not be put upon the shoulders of those least able to carry it. Much of the special danger to the wage-earners of Protective Customs Duties would be removed, though not their other economic effects. Legal protection for the Standard of Life thus far secured would be gained, without in any way preventing its elevation.