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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 58. 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/2311.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 58. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2311

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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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Transcript 56 GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. (Note.—The biggest cause of unproductiveness (the great failure of nineteenth-century manufacture), which presents a problem to be solved if the nation is to thrive as an industrial community, is how to adjust the relations between "Capital and Labour," or, more explicitly, between the management and the manual workers in our factories, our transport services, and our mines, in such a way as, consistently with the best interests of each, (a) to call forth all the powers of each man, (b) to apply them in the most productive manner; and (c) without Industrial Conscription, to avoid interruption. The whole community depends lor its food, clothing, shelter, and the other things that it utilises upon the combined efforts of managers and manual workers, inventors and organisers, often engaged under the same roof, co-operating throughout the industrial process, and yet— owing to the manner in which we have allowed industiy to be organised, and wealth to be owned—living, as regards the sharing among them of the common product in profits and wages, in relations of undisguised enmity towards one another and occasionally ceasing work in order to take part in open strife ! Such a state of affairs reveals our social " order " in its most ridiculous and, unfortunately, also in its grimmest aspect.) Those incentives to work which the "masters" have not scrupled to use in the past—bullying and threatening—ean no longer be applied to educated and organised men who have released themselves from servitude. Unfortunatelv. the employers have often failed to discover other incentives; what they give the men in higher wages or improved conditions is given, in nine cases out of ten, not spontaneously tut only in response to pressure from Labour or the State. They do not seem to realise 'that to-day they ar«3 dealing with free human beings, often as well-educated and as proud as themselves. From whatever cause, the employers have been unable to establish friendly relations with the manual workers. The workers without industrial leadership, without adequate incentive, have no interest in large output or in fine workmanship. For a short time, under the stress of war. employers and wage-earners have submitted to outside control. The employers, accepting enlarged profits, have done what the Minister of Munitions has commanded. The wajre-earners, accepting war bonuses, have given up their restrictive conventions and worked for increased production. After the war, when patriotic excitement dies down, when the Government pressure is withdrawn, and when the spectre of Unemployment once more stalks the land, the employers will