This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ... 50,126, which sum forms part of the revenue of the local governing bodies in the proportion of 18,681 in counties, and 31,445 in boroughs. The practical effect of carrying out the New Zealand prohibition policy to its complete extent would be (1) to ruin, without compensation, a legitimate industry hitherto ...
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 Excerpt: ... 50,126, which sum forms part of the revenue of the local governing bodies in the proportion of 18,681 in counties, and 31,445 in boroughs. The practical effect of carrying out the New Zealand prohibition policy to its complete extent would be (1) to ruin, without compensation, a legitimate industry hitherto countenanced and directly sanctioned by the Legislature, and representing an invested capital of three and a quarter millions; (2) to deprive 8,000 persons of their present means of obtaining a livelihood for themselves or their families; (3) to withdraw from the local governing bodies a source of income bringing them in 50,000 a year, which amount they would have to raise, instead, by increased taxation in the community in general. There would be less reason for protesting against these sacrifices if it could be shown that they were FLASKS AND 'SLY-GROG 161 leading to the real and undoubted advantage of the community, though even then the question of the fairness of giving reasonable compensation would still remain. The evidence, however, shows that the good actually done is extremely doubtful, while, even admitting some benefits, these are completely outweighed by disadvantages in other directions. The assumption that a substantial minority of the community will do without the use of their favourite beverages on the mere vote of a majority of their neighbours (a proportion of whom, probably, retain well-stocked cellars of their own) is as futile in New Zealand as it is elsewhere. As illustrating this fact, I may mention that, when no-licence began to be an active force in New Zealand, the representative in the Colony of a well-known firm of whisky manufacturers in Great Britain sent home an exceptionally large order for whisky i...
Fair. No dust jacket. 1907. 329 pages. No dust jacket. This is an ex-Library book. Green cloth with gilt lettering. Heavy tanning to endpapers and page edges. Both hinges cracked, thus the boards are slack. Ex-library with usual stamps and inserts. Mild wear and bumping to board edges and corners, with splitting along spine. Top 1cm missing from spine head. Moderate tanning to spine and board edges. Library sticker to spine. World of Rare Books Item ref. 1490192400CLK (Use this ID when enquiring about this item. )
Ex-Library. 329 pages & 4 pages of reviews. With tables. Foxing throughout, especially to first and last few pages from half title onwards and to edges. Endpapers slightly browned. Slight wear & slight soiling to spine, covers & corners. Size: Octavo (standard book size). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 750 grams. Category: Economics, Finance, Business & Management; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 013518.
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