Words of Wisdom.
Maoriland Worker, Volume 8, Issue 943, 12 December 1917, Page 6
Words of Wisdom.
TO BIT PEOM-n,—
When a demand arises for an article, and If the supply should not be quite equal to tho demand, tt creates a scarcity, consequently hlghei prices. English ideas and customs havo been Introduced into the Orient, and are spreading rapidly; this, along with the world's Increasing population, has caused an extra demand for all kinds of food, etc., and as the producing area has not Increased correspondingly, It at once reflects on tb» producing countries and raises prices.
Great Britain Is the only free trade country of any importance In the world. IT Great Britain, only a few days ago, a commission was appointed to inquire Into the reasons why tho cost of living had in-. It has been officially stated, while the cost of living had increased 60 per cent during the last 16 years, wages had only increased 15 per cent, for the same period, so it is obvious taxing land will not reduce tho cost of living, nor increase the workers' wages, and the only remedy for Great Britain is Protection.
The Orient has erected en a is erecting huge industries equipped with modern machinery, and to be worked with Asiatic labour. THe question suggests itself to my people: How can any English-speaking country cope with this menace unless amply protected to save our Industries and wageearners from being brought down to the Asiatic level ?
The Single Tax theory is absolutely one tax upon the land and froo trade. It is apparent it would not lessen the cost of production, but reduce wages to cope with Asiatic labour, augmented with modern machinery. There is still hope, as lam credibly informed the success of the Single Tax policy will depo'ld upon the world adopting it. This ought to ensure safety for a time.
I strongly advise my people, and the Imaginary sufferers, to feast upon the wellknown recipes, prosperity and longevity— viz.:— . • .
Ample protection on things we can produce and good wages—"CHAMPION MUSCLE-RAISER FLOUR" and "STANDARD OATMEAL and ROLLED OATB."—I remain, always at your service, CHAMPION.
P.S.—Follow Canada's example, and spurn Sincle Tax and Fre» Trade.*