The feudal system of industry, under which industrial
production was monopolised by closed guilds, now no longer sufficed for the growing wants of the new markets.
Those which did not please him failed commercially: he would not buy them, or sell them, or countenance them; and except through him, as "master of the industrial
situation," nothing could be bought, or sold, or countenanced.
The "calls" to preach, I am glad to say, are not nearly so numerous now as they were formerly, and the calls to some industrial
occupation are growing more numerous.
In such industrial
hells arose some of the proudest fortunes of that day.
Look where she would, everybody was being hurt by the industrial
and commercial papers treated the question chiefly from this point of view.
Smoking quietly at the top against the great blaze of a magnificent sunset, they give an industrial
character to the scene, speak of work, manufactures, and trade, as palm-groves on the coral strands of distant islands speak of the luxuriant grace, beauty and vigour of tropical nature.
And then Schliemann went on to outline some of the wastes of competition: the losses of industrial
warfare; the ceaseless worry and friction; the vices--such as drink, for instance, the use of which had nearly doubled in twenty years, as a consequence of the intensification of the economic struggle; the idle and unproductive members of the community, the frivolous rich and the pauperized poor; the law and the whole machinery of repression; the wastes of social ostentation, the milliners and tailors, the hairdressers, dancing masters, chefs and lackeys.
There came to their great aeronautic parks at Chinsi-fu and Tsingyen by the mono-rails that now laced the whole surface of China a limitless supply of skilled and able workmen, workmen far above the average European in industrial
In 1876 it was hesitating halfway between doubt and confidence, between the old political issues of North and South, and the new industrial
issues of foreign trade and the development of material resources.
He had come to feel with increasing indignation that the modern industrial
system, the materialistic political economy founded on it, and the whole modern organization of society reduce the mass of men to a state of intellectual, social, and religious squalor and blindness, and that while they continue in this condition it is of little use to talk to them about Beauty.