International, Commercial and Financial Gambling in "options and Futures" (marchés À Terme): The Economic Ruin of the World

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P. S. King, 1906 - 339 pages
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Page 243 - ... by corrupt means. In attacking ' predatory wealth ' he said in October 1905, ' The man of great means who achieves an immense fortune by crooked means does a wrong to the body-politic and becomes a source of danger to the nation. The conscience of the people has been shocked by the recent exposures of how great fortunes are made ; and a serious effort should be made to put a stop to the cynical dishonesty with which men debauch business and political life. The worst citizens are the men who have...
Page 63 - To inquire into the conditions affecting the importation of food and raw material into the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland in time of war, and into the amount of the reserves of such supplies existing in the country at any given period ; and to advise whether it is desirable to adopt any measures, in addition to the maintenance of a strong fleet, by which such supplies can be better secured and violent fluctuations avoided.
Page 92 - ... citizen of the United States, Mr. David Lubin, explained to me with that warmth which comes from a sincere conviction, an idea which seemed to me practical and valuable and which, for that reason, I recommend to the attention of my Government. The agricultural classes, generally the most numerous, and who exert everywhere a great influence on the destiny of nations, live disunited and dispersed, and are consequently unable to provide adequately for the improvement and rational distribution of...
Page 285 - ... it held out a dangerous lure for decoying the unwary to their ruin by a false prospect of gain, and to part with the gradual profits of their labour for imaginary wealth.

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