Keyword
in
Collection
Date
to
Great Britain after the war
Image 82
Citation
MLA
APA
Chicago/Turabian
Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. Great Britain after the war - Image 82. 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/2335.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947. (1916). Great Britain after the war - Image 82. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2335

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

Webb, Sidney, 1859-1947, Great Britain after the war - Image 82, 1916, Socialist and Communist Pamphlets, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed October 20, 2020, https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/2338/show/2335.

Disclaimer: This is a general citation for reference purposes. Please consult the most recent edition of your style manual for the proper formatting of the type of source you are citing. If the date given in the citation does not match the date on the digital item, use the more accurate date below the digital item.

URL
Embed Image
Compound Item Description
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.
File Name index.cpd
Item Description
Title Image 82
Format (IMT)
  • image/jpeg
File Name uhlib_781144_081.jpg
Transcript 8( GREAT BRITAIN AFTER THE WAR raent, draining of new roads, etc. Say, an additional £5,000,000 a year on improving the National Estate. Let us reckon not less than £170,000,000 per annum as our normal future non-military expenditure from the National Exchequer. Thus our total (National) expenditure for war and peace can hardly be less than £670,000,000 perenpum. B.—Revenue. We are now at last actually raising in taxation during the war even more than the sum we have estimated as essential national expenditure during the coming peace ! It is true (unfortunately) that the Excess Profits Tax may be dropped; and it is to be hoped that certain other taxes (e.g., those on the " breakfast table," matches and lamp oil) will be abolished or reduced. But wre shall be within the mark if we estimate that if the present taxation (less Excess Profits Tax) were continued after the war, it would produce nearly £400,000,000 per aiuium, about two-thirds of it raised by direct taxes (which fall mainly on the rich), and about one-third of it by indirect taxes (which fall most heavily on the poor). The problem, therefore, to which the student of finance must address himself is : How can the nation raise an extra £200,000,000 or more of taxation eaeh vear in order to defend itself against enemies abroad as well as from the internal foes of Discord, Crime, Ignorance, Dirt, Disease, Wretchedness, Poverty ? Even if we could grant that it is desirable to impose a Protective Tariff, can we get twenty or even ten millions by such additional Customs duties? How much can be got by further direct taxation, including revision and improvement of the existing taxes? Is it possible to get a contribution to the Exchequer from State Railways, a Nationalised Coal Supply, Public Life Insurance, State-owned Drink Traffic, a Public Shipping Service, National Factories, or State Farms? These are questions for the working-class student to ponder over with something more intense than academic interest. The conflicts ahead of us will be fought largely around the fundamental issue of Finance. Unless the wage-earners can think out solutions of the financial problems here raised, and insist on legislative effect being given to their own views, instead of to those oi the propertied classes, they will find themselves (as their forefathers did after 1815) paying the nation's bills bv the degradation of their own Standard of Life.