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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 59. 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/2312.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 59. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2312

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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 GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. 57 resume their anarchic struggle to lower wages and, equally —unless some improved relation can be substituted for the old—the wage-earners will resume their defensive tactics. Unless we can somehow effect a harmonious adjustment of the relations between management and men it will be impossible for us to reorganise our manufacture, Recover our trade, and maintain for the people of this country a civilised Standard of Life. Is the solution to be found in systems of so-called ; Copartnership? " (Can we get any security for an equitable fixing of the Standard Rate, and for its rigid maintenance, before the "bonus" is calculated?). What prospect is offered by " participation of the manual workers in the management of the factory?" (Can we get enforced any principle for determining what shall be the Standard Rate of wages, and how large the profits?) Does " State Ownership " in itself afford any solution of this problem? (Can we secure (a) any definite guarantee of the Standard Rate; (b) any effective participation in industrial management by the manual-working employees of State Departments?) Is " Guild Socialism " either practicable or desirable? 2. The Duty of " Capital." 1. To put it bluntly, the main desideratum in the reorganisation of our industry is more " brains." For reorganisation we need not " the people who live on their dividends or get into good jobs because of their family connections," but men thoroughly trained, scientifically, commercially, and V humanely.'* We do not allow a man to practise as a doctor or a lawyer, or even to become a hawker or a publican without a licence; and his son cannot succeed to the business without satisfying us of the same minimum qualification. Yet anybody may become an employer, or succeed to the management of his father's business (which is really a branch of the nation's business), aryd thus administer the industry on which the nation depends, without any qualification at all ! We fail to-day (a) to maintain some of our manufactures against foreign rivals; (b) to produce as large an output as is within our power; (c) to discover and apply some sensible method of adjusting relations between Capitalist and Wage- earner, all through lack of brains. 2. Our lack of brains in industry reveals itself in our extraordinary inferiority to the United States in the application of machinery ; and in the manifold imperfections of our factory organisation. The student should consider the possibilities of