WORDS OF WISDOM.
Maoriland Worker, Volume 7, Issue 298, 1 November 1916, Page 3
WORDS OF WISDOM.
fO MY PEOPLE.— When a demand arises for an article, and ir the supply should not be quite equal- to tho demand, it creates a scarcity, consequently higher prices. English ideas and customs hare beeij introduced iut<v thn Orient, and are spreading rapidly; this, along with the world's increasing population, has caused "an <?ytra demand for n) V'!nds of fend, etc., and as, the producing area has not increased correspondingly, il vi onco miiects on the producing countries and raises prices. Gloat Britain is the only free trade country of any importahco in tho world. In Great Britain, only a few days ago, a commission was appointed to inquire into tho reasons why tho cost of living had increased. It has been officially stated, while the cost of iivin had increased 50 per cent, during the last 25 years, wages had only increased 15 per cent, for tho same period so it Is obvious taxing land will not reduce the cost of living, nor incrcaso tho workers' wages, and the only remedy for Great Britnin is Protection. Tho Orient has and is erecting huge industries equipped with modern machinory, and to bo worked with Asiatic Inbour. The question suggests itself to my people—how can any English-speaking country cope with this menace unless amply protected to cave our industries and wage-earners from being brought down to the Asiatic level. The Single Tax theory is absolutely orio tax upon the land and free trade. It. is apparent it would not lessen the cost of production, but reduce wages to copo with Asiatic labour, augmented with modem machinery. There is still hope, as I am credibly informed the success of the Single Tax policy will depend upon the world adopting itj this ought to eUSuro safety for a time. J strongly advise my people, and the imaginary sufferers, to feast upon the well-known recipes, prosperity and longevity, viz:— Amplo proioction on things wo can produce, and good wages—"CHAMPION MUSCLE-RAISER FLOUIl" and "STANDARD" OATMEAL and ROLLED OATS.—I remain, always at your service, CHAMPION. P.S.—Follow Canada's example, and 6purn fidagle Tax end Free Trade.