The Forgotten Man And Other Essays

The Forgotten Man And Other Essays

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by William Graham Sumner
     
 

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Though his writings are not spoken of as frequently as they once were, William G. Sumner was a prominent voice in the laissez-faire economic and social philosophies of the late 19th century. This 1919 volume collects some of his most significant essays and lectures, including:

. "Protectionism, the -Ism which Teaches that Waste Makes Wealth" (1885)
. "What is

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Though his writings are not spoken of as frequently as they once were, William G. Sumner was a prominent voice in the laissez-faire economic and social philosophies of the late 19th century. This 1919 volume collects some of his most significant essays and lectures, including:

. "Protectionism, the -Ism which Teaches that Waste Makes Wealth" (1885)
. "What is Free Trade?" (1886)
. "Prosperity Strangled by Gold" (1896)
. "The Delusion of the Debtors" (1896)
. "The Philosophy of Strikes" (1883)
. "Trusts and Trade-Unions" (1888)
. "Shall Americans Own Ships?" (1881)
. "The Science of Sociology" (1882)
. and others.

Students of modern politics continue to find fascinating parallels-and intriguing disconnects-with 21st-century realities in Sumner's work.

American academic and author WILLIAM GRAHAM SUMNER (1840-1910) was an influential professor of sociology and politics at Yale College and president of the American Sociological Association from 1908 to 1909. He wrote numerous and varied books including Andrew Jackson as a Public Man (1882), What Social Classes Owe to Each Other (1883), and Folkways (1906).

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ISBN-13:
9781602068230
Publisher:
Cosimo
Publication date:
10/15/2007
Pages:
568
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.27(d)

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The Forgotten Man and Other Essays 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
shirfire More than 1 year ago
Here is an essay (originally given as a speech) on economics, politics and social structure written by a Yale University professor in 1916 which is amazingly reflective of our country's current situation--over 90 years later!! Some of the language and some of Sumner's ideas do come across as slightly archaic, hardly surprisingly, considering it was written nearly a century ago. The focus of this small tome is the everyday working man and woman; i.e., middle-class America by today's nomenclature. It expounds on the problems that stem from the government providing relief to many needy categories of people and institutions and this always takes away from, and is ultimately paid for by, the everyday working man and woman. These poor souls (that would be most of us) are constantly bearing the brunt of the governements' liberal practices. In light of today's headlines and the predicament we find ourselves in currently, this book is certainly an interesting read. If only someone had taken heed 93 years ago............. Thank you to Library Thing and the publishers for their consideration in sending me this book for review.