|Title||The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists|
societies prevented the problem being grappled with in a sane and practical manner. The people lacked the necessaries of life : the necessaries of life are produced by Work: these people were willing to work, but were prevented from doing so by the idiotic system of society which these `charitable' people are determined to do their best to perpetuate.
If the people who expect to be praised and glorified for being charitable were never to give another farthing it would be far better for the industrious poor, because then the community as a whole would be compelled to deal with the absurd and unnecessary state of affairs that exists today - millions of people living and dying in wretchedness and poverty in an age when science and machinery have made it possible to produce such an abundance of everything that everyone might enjoy plenty and comfort. It if were not for all this so-called charity the starving unemployed men all over