SCOTT NEARING: POVERTY & RICHES, INDUSTRIAL REGIME/PHILOSOPHY/1916 1st

SCOTT NEARING: POVERTY & RICHES, INDUSTRIAL REGIME/PHILOSOPHY/1916 1st

POVERTY AND RICHES: A STUDY OF THE INDUSTRIAL REGIME. BY SCOTT NEARING, Ph.D.. ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS AND PICTURES BY CHARLES F. WELLER, LEWIS W. HINE, GEORGE FREDERICK WATTS, W. BALFOUR KER AND OTHER ARTISTS. Philadelphia : The John C. Winston Company, 1916. First Edition. Scarce.

A nice copy of this scarce and interesting book. Published more than 90 years ago, it is now long out of print and hard to find. Such a nice copy is not likely to come up for sale again soon on ebay.

From the Dust Jacket: "Scott Nearing tells why the Rich are getting richer and the Poor poorer; shows the vast Wealth produced in this country and who controls it; proves that the Heaven of the Rich is founded on the Hell of the Poor. He argues that when one marvelous Machine will do the work of many men, there is no reason why Everbody should not have comfortable and easy Lives; no necessity for people to lose their Homes and become anxious Renters; no justice in the unequal Distribution of Wealth; no excuse for the man who owns a Living instead of working for it. And he points out a cure for the rising Cost of Living; he demands that honest industrious men be spared the exhausted faces of their Women and the sobs of their under-fed Children. A Burning
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