Work and Workers: Essays and Miscellaneous Writings

Work and Workers: Essays and Miscellaneous Writings

Work and Workers: Essays and Miscellaneous Writings

Work and Workers: Essays and Miscellaneous Writings

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The title "Work and Workers" was suggested by the subject matter of the first part of this book, but naturally developed from Industry, Business and Economics into Politics, Government and Philosophy.

These writings are the hurriedly expressed thoughts of a busy man, written in spare moments, generally when traveling. Most of them were written specifically for the members of an extensive business organization during the period from October 1927 to October 1932. The articles on Politics which foretold Mr. Hoover's defeat for the Presidency in the November elections and the Tammany victory in New York were written in Europe in September and early October. The article "Protection, Adjustment, Balance and Prosperity" was written at sea during the latter part of November 1932 -- the only one written after the 1932 elections. "Philosophy and History," written in 1917, is included without change except that the past tense is substituted for the present and for the predictions made then with respect to the future. The article "New Brooms Sweep Clean," which follows "Cycles and Ruts" in this volume, was originally printed in Life and Work (pages 235-247) published in 1925; it is reprinted here to strengthen and make more complete the sequence of thought.

None of these articles has been worked up for book publication, although a few have been extended and elaborated. The Author seeks to express himself clearly and concisely, and these writ-

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