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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 81

A Pernicious Fallacy

A Pernicious Fallacy.

This illustrates the apt-to-be forgotten to confer any widespread benefit upon the workers requires a substantial increase of our national income. Last year we raised the wages of the police force and prison warders by [unclear: d] a day and this cost this young country £8170 per annum. I wish to impress these facts upon those who hazily fancy that somewhere is stored abundant wealth which, upon a just and proper distribution, is sufficient to place everyday in affluence. This is a per [unclear: cious] fallacy.