Co-operative Distribution in Great Britain: With an Appendix Containing a Brief Account of the Progress of Co-operation Generally in Other Countries

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Wright & Potter Printing Company, 1886 - 110 halaman
 

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Halaman 22 - Inn, was able to interest many young and ardent lawyers, members of his congregation, in the progress of the working classes, and to impart to them his own firm conviction that cooperation was to be an important element in that progress. In 1850 a society for promoting workingmen's associations was formed, Mr. Maurice being at its head. Cooperation it declared to be " the practical application of Christianity to the purposes of trade and industry.
Halaman 47 - ... share capital, whether credit is allowed, and, if so, to what extent, and the amount of business done or probable amount which will be done by them. If not registered at time of application but in process of being so, cash is required with each order. After registration cash must be forwarded with the first order, and on subsequent orders payment must be made within seven days from date of invoice. An application for shares from any society or company must be made by resolution of some general...
Halaman 18 - ... and its contents were exposed to public view, all Toad Lane was in a roar. Loud and long were the shouts of derision that rose from a host of 'doffers...
Halaman 44 - Stores will be enabled, through the agency, to purchase more economically than heretofore, by reaching the best markets. Small stores and new stores are at once put in...
Halaman 53 - ... shown by the record of the steamship '' Cambrian," on the Goole-Calais and Goole-Hamburg lines, which was sailed thirty-three voyages on charter at a total loss of over £533, and was then purchased by the society, her subsequent one hundred and four voyages returning a profit of more than £1,455. The extension of the shipping business is contemplated, and it would not be surprising if further productive enterprises were undertaken. For capital still continues to accumulate faster than trade...
Halaman 16 - M. Blanc contemplated the admission of capitalists to these associations or factories upon the basis of a fixed interest on capital invested, but not to share in profits except as laborers. With respect to M. Blanc's influence upon the growth of the co-operative idea, Mr. Thomas Hughes, after pointing out that his scheme is characterized by the French tendency of reliance upon government to do for the people what they despair of doing for themselves, very justly says : "Nevertheless it marks a great...
Halaman 67 - It proposes to effect this purpose: (1) By the abolition of false dealing, either (a) direct, by representing any article produced or sold to be other than what it is known to the producer or vendor to be: or, (b) indirect, by concealing from the purchaser any fact known to the vendor material to be known by the purchaser, to enable him to judge of the value of the article purchased. (2) By conciliating the conflicting interests of the capitalist, the worker, and the purchaser...
Halaman 33 - In most societies committeemen are paid for their attendance at the weekly committee ; but it is most desirable, in fixing the scale of payment, to avoid the likelihood of men trying to get on to the committee simply for the sake of the fees. This is a danger to be carefully watched in the co-operative movement. The work of its managing men (not its paid officials, to whom it is a profession) should be that of volunteers, who are repaid in moderation for their expense...
Halaman 75 - In a conference just held, a resolution was passed asking ' the committee of the Labor Association to point out in a fraternal spirit to the Wholesale Co-operative Society the grave injury they are doing to the cause of co-operation by their failure to carry out co-operative principles in their productive works, and to offer their services in placing the wholesale workshops upon a true co-operative basis.
Halaman 40 - Examine the committee's minute book, to see that all expenditure has been duly authorized, and inspect the deeds and other securities of the society."* The auditors may be of such number as the society may direct, usually two. Provision is made for the appointment of a public auditor in lieu of auditors elected by the society. No employe of the society is eligible to the office of auditor. Auditors are paid such remuneration as may be voted them at ordinary business meetings. Any member or person...

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