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Socialist Party (U.S.). Socialist Handbook, Campaign 1916 - Image 7. 1916. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. January 24, 2021. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/260/show/198.

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Socialist Party (U.S.). (1916). Socialist Handbook, Campaign 1916 - Image 7. Socialist and Communist Pamphlets. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/scpamp/item/260/show/198

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Title Socialist Handbook, Campaign 1916
Alternative Title Socialist handbook, for president, Allen L. Benson; for vice-president, George R. Kirkpatrick; the workers' candidates, not backed by Wall street or the war trust
Creator (LCNAF)
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
Publisher Socialist Party
Place of Creation (TGN)
  • Chicago, Illinois
Date 1916
Subject.Topical (LCSH)
  • Socialism
Subject.Topical (Local)
  • Campaign literature
Subject.Name (LCNAF)
  • Socialist Party (U.S.)
Genre (AAT)
  • pamphlets
Language English
Type (DCMI)
  • Text
Original Item Extent 63 pages; 17 cm.
Original Item Location HX89.S62
Original Item URL http://library.uh.edu/record=b8304531~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 from the clutches of industrial and financial freebooters and place them securely and permanently in the hands of the people. If men were free to labor to satisfy their desires there could be in this country neither poverty nor involuntary unemployment. But the men in this country are not free to labor to satisfy their desires. The great industrial population can labor only when the capitalist class, who own the industries, believe they can market their product at a profit. The needs of millions are subordinated to the greeds of a few. The situation is not unlike that of a pyramid balanced upon its apex. Oftentimes this pyramid tumbles and industrial depression comes. There was such a crash in 1907. If the capitalist owners had been willing to get out of the way, industry could have been revived in a day. But the capitalist owners are never willing to get out of the way. Their greeds come first—the people's needs, if at all, afterward. Therefore business did not quickly revive after the industrial depression of 1907. Mr. Taft was elected to bring good times, but in four years failed to bring them. Mr. Wilson was elected to bring good times, but not all of the measures he advocated had the slightest effect upon industry. The European war has brought to this country tremendous orders for military supplies and has created a period of prosperity for the few. For the masses of the people there is but an opportunity to work hard for a bare living, which is not prosperity, but slavery. As against the boast of the present national administration that its political program, now fully in force, has brought prosperity to the masses, we call attention to the statement of the Federal Public Health Service that $800 a year is required to enable a family to avoid physical deterioration through lack of decent living conditions, that more than half of the families of workingmen receive less than that amount, that nearly a third less than $500 a year and that one family in twelve receives less than $300 a year. The capitalist class, for a great many years has been trying to saddle upon this country a greater army and a greater navy. A greater army is desired to keep the working class