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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 30

Hard Times Don't Affect Publicans

Hard Times Don't Affect Publicans.

Let the argument be logically extended, and it will be seen that hard times ought to press just as heavily upon one class of traders as on another. Liquor is taxed, and very heavily too; houses in good positions are not to be had without high rents being paid for them and in every respect the traders in liquor are similarly placed as their fellow-traders in any other article of commerce. And yet, as we have said, the publicans are most certainly a more prosperous class of traders, and feel times of depression less than any others.