Journal of Social Science: Containing the Transactions of the American Association, Tema 46

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Leypoldt & Holt, 1909

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Página 14 - King Darius, live for ever. All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
Página 7 - Roosevelt, in his Hunting Trips of a Ranchman, with regard to the buffalo. The most striking characteristics of the buffalo [he says], and those which had been found most useful in maintaining the species until the white man entered upon the scene, were its phenomenal gregariousness, .... its massive bulk, and unwieldy strength Its toughness and hardy endurance fitted it to contend with purely natural forces: to resist cold and the winter blasts, or the heat of a thirsty summer, to wander away to...
Página 26 - The contrast, however, between the facility of legislation in the way of social reform under the flexible constitution of Great Britain and the delay and difficulty encountered under our Federal system of rigid constitutions, is less important, when the underlying power of public opinion essential for the enforcement of any social reform is considered. It has been wisely said that legislation is the final agency by which the law is brought into harmony with social needs.
Página 3 - ... Massachusetts Board which invited the Boston meeting of October 4, 1865, it was said: On the 2d of August your Board directed me to issue a circular in your name, inviting a conference concerning those questions which, in Europe, have long been classed under the head of "Social Science." Accordingly I sent such circulars to all parts of the Union where it was supposed any interest would be felt in the subject. Many answers were received, all expressing deep interest, from gentlemen in Maine,...
Página 1 - I regret to say, grandmother, or aunt, of most, if not of all of the associations now existent in the territory where once she dwelt alone in her omniscient interest. She sits in old age impoverished by the very activity, the highly specialized and splendid activity, of her learned and scientific children, grandchildren, nephews, and nieces, who have so intensively cultivated each its field of the once wide-stretching territory, that nothing is left to her except to live of their fruits and in her...
Página 4 - Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, and the District of Columbia, Gentlemen from many of these states, and in addition from Michigan and New Brunswick, met at the State House in response to your invitation; and there organized the American Association for the Promotion of Social Science — a society from which we have reason to expect much service to science and humanity. This expectation has been by no means disappointed during...
Página 13 - Many diseases and many accidents are now recognized as clearly preventable. There is every reason to believe that by proper care human life can be lengthened, disease and accidents diminished, and the physical strength of the population improved; but, in order to bring about this most important element of progress, the state itself, which alone has an interest extending beyond that of the individual lifetime, must intervene, in order to prevent well-recognized causes of retrogression and also to...
Página xii - ... be the duty of said committee to annually examine the books, papers and vouchers of the treasurer and secretary, and...
Página xi - Jewish history or connected with the causes of emigration from various parts of the world to this continent. MEMBERS. III. Any person approved by the Executive Council may become a member by paying five dollars; and after the first year may continue a member by paying an annual fee of five dollars.
Página 12 - ... Increase in capital tends to make large aggregations of wealth, which by their very size weaken the personal element involved in the relation of employer and employed. The simple, almost patriarchal, expression "master and servant", which served as the rubric of the law on these subjects in the time of Blackstone and indeed was not superseded in England as a legal term until 1875, is no longer applicable to modern industry, nor are old methods of bargaining satisfactory. New machinery must be...

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