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Initial post: 25 May 2007 19:14:14 BDT
This book was written about the working life of labourers and semi-skilled craftsmen almost 100years ago. How relevant is it to issues affecting the modern itinerant worker?

Posted on 15 Jul 2010 14:28:08 BDT
SouthernDave says:
It is absolutely relevant. The current modern itinerant worker is still exploited by capitalism and still a victim of the Great Money Trick. The working class are still unaware of their own power to shape the destiny of humanity and there is still the same poverty, ignorance and class division as there ever was. Sure, most people are fed, clothed and housed and conditions of the working classes have improved immeasurably, but the gap between the have and have-nots is only ever widening and the capitalist class is still living of the backs of the working classes. There is an alternative and this book gives some direction to it - the abolishment of the wages systems and the establishment of genuine socialism for the good of all!

In reply to an earlier post on 13 May 2011 23:59:19 BDT
Easton says:
Having read the book, I simply couldn't believe what was happening over 100 years ago, I am still part of today. I have been a painter all my working life and was actually stunned that the workmen and bosses in this book were the very same people that I work with today. This book has had a profound effect on me, if you or anyone would like to know more from myself, I would be glad to answer any questions you may have. My name is Easton aswell!!
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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists (Harper Perennial Modern Classics) by Robert Tressell (Paperback - 7 Feb 2005)
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