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Salient. The Newspaper of Victoria University College. Vol. 19, No. 6. May 31, 1955

Attitude to Work

Attitude to Work

Mr J. Mathison M.P., in an address prior to the last election condemned "Social Credit bell, book and candle because he said that we were against using the financial system to provide jobs for all, inferring that work from the cradle to the grave was a beneficient ideal. Just as he finished his scathing denunciation of the Social Credit attitude to work, one of his most fervent supporters walked in, a man who had given most of his life in a humble capacity to the Labour movement. Gnarled, wrinkled, bent with toll and poverty this supporter was in himself a living Indictment of the philosophy that if a man does not work neither shall be eat.

Please don't misunderstand me. We have not yet, maybe we never will, reach the stage where work as we know it today can be abolished, even with the aid of all the scientists and the engineers of the world.