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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 67. 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/2320.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 67. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2320

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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 67
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Transcript GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR. 65 B.—The Shortcomings of the Railway System. A cynic might assert that in the English railway system are manifested all the defects and none of the advantages of both competition* and monopoly ! 1. The Waste Arising Out of Competition. (a) The complete pooling of all the (privately owned) mineral trucks on the railways would effect "a saving of several millions of pounds annually to the* companies and a great acceleration of traffic to traders and the public." (Lord Claud Hamilton, Chairman of the Great Eastern Railway Company.) (b) " Where the State Railway Officer would gain would be in the cessation of questions arising out of the conflicting interests of railway companies." (Mr. F. H. Dent, General Manager, South-Eastern and Chatham Railway.) (c) "There would, by such an amalgamation of the five railways (of Scotland) be saving :—(1) In the cost of direction, management, and staff generally ; (2) as a result of the common use of working-stock and plant; (3) by the discontinuance of duplicate services and stations; (4) in the cost of advertising and canvassing at present considered needful for competitive reasons; and (5) in the simplifying of the whole arrangements of the companies, particularly in connection with joint lines, exchanges of traffic, running powers, etc." (Mr. W. F. Jackson, General Manager; North British Railway. Memorandum to Committee of Board of Trade Railway Conference, 1902.) 2. The Tyranny Arising Out of Monopoly. Travellers complain of inadequate train services, lack of co-ordination, fares higher than in most other countries, and needless discomfort and danger. Traders and farmers complain of high rates, differentiation in favour of foreign imports, obstruction to new trades and general indifference to their interests. (These grievances are partially remedied only at the few points at which there exists keen competition—to be there replaced by "the waste arising out of Competition.") Employees complain of long hours, under-payment, and ungenerous treatment. These evils are those that "smell." What we do not realise acutely is what we have lost as a community by the unself con scions, haphazard development of our railway system. Contrast Germany:—" Britain has her coal and iron near the