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Title The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists
Page 820
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Text Still Crass did not answer, and neither Slyme nor Sawkins came to his assistance.

`If that could be done,' continued Owen, `it would simply make things worse for those who are already skilled mechanics. A greater number of skilled workers - keener competition for skilled workmen's jobs - a larger number of mechanics out of employment, and consequently, improved opportunities for employers to reduce wages. That is probably the reason why the Liberal Party - which consists for the most part of exploiters of labour - procured the great Jim Scalds to
tell us that improved technical education is the remedy for unemployment and poverty.'

`I suppose you think Jim Scalds is a
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