This is a new and freshly published edition of this culturally important work by Robert Tressell, which is now, at last, again available to you.
Enjoy this classic work today. These selected paragraphs distill the contents and give you a quick look inside The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists:
Easton was still reading the Obscurer; he was not about to understand exactly what the compiler of the figures was driving at – probably the latter never intended that anyone should understand – but he was conscious of a growing feeling of indignation and hatred against foreigners of every description, who were ruining this country, and he began to think that it was about time we did something to protect ourselves.
...Well, I dont go in for politics much, either, but if whats in this ere paper is true, it seems to me as we oughter take some interest in it, when the country is being ruined by foreigners.
...The only difference between Free Trade and Protection is that under certain circumstances one might be a little worse that the other, but as remedies for Poverty, neither of them are of any real use whatever, for the simple reason that they do not deal with the real causes of Poverty.
...Wot I mean, said Slyme, is that no man oughtnt to marry till hes saved up enough so as to ave some money in the bank; an another thing, I reckon a man oughtnt to get married till es got an ouse of is own.
...Well, we all know pretty well wot Free Trade and Protection means, but most of us dont know exactly what Socialism means; and I say as its the dooty of every man to try and find out which is the right thing to vote for, and when es found it out, to do wot e can to elp to bring it about.