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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 71. 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/2324.

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Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 71. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2324

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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. 69 B.—The Defects of the Present System of Coal Getting. It has been urged by ' a great cloud of witnesses " that the present system of coal-getting involves an undue cost of production, exorbitant prices, the interruption of industry, and suffering to householders because of the discontinuous and un-co-ordinated supply, limitation and stoppage of output, because of "Capital versus Labour" in the mines, unsatisfactory conditions of employment (with regard to wages, housing, and 'casualties"), and waste in utilisation of the properties of coal. We leave it to the student to put a value on each of these criticisms. C.—The Urgency for Re-organisation. Why has the war made it overwhelmingly urgent to reorganise our coal industry? What new arguments might be pressed by the consumer, the manufacturer, the collier, the Secretary for War, the Chancellor of the Exchequer? D.—Methods of Re-organisation. 1. Re-organisation from Within. How far is it just to declare that " If the. trade is controlled by those who have so grossly misused their trust in the past, it is hopeless to expect any real improvement " ? Of the evils of our present coal supply, how many are due to the inevitable conditions of coal-getting? How many to private capitalism "? How many to the slackness of the miners? How many to the apathy of the community ? Will the evils noticed cease if public control is established? Would it "be wise to trust to the " slow processes of evolution,' which have in the past built up our prodigious coal industry, and continuously improved the conditions under which it is carried on? What re-organisation from within the industry is practicable (and for whose profit)? What would be the effect of linking up districts, unifying management, regulating production and selling prices—without interfering with the present private control ? Can we trust to the '' economic chivalry ' of the coal-owners to re-organise our coal supply in a gigantic monopoly, without taking advantage of their power? (Every shilling rise per ton in the price of coal means ten million pounds a year additional gain to the coal-owners and coal-dealers.)