Punch,  26 (1854), 266.

The Saturday Early Closing Movement



Essay, Polemic


Human Species, Health, Mental Illness, Political Economy, Machinery

    In this discussion of moves towards reducing the hours of business, the author compares unfavourably the achievement in 'economising the labourer' to that in economising labour. Argues that 'men should not be "used up"' as if they were replaceable machines. Warns that 'wear and tear of the human machine may lead to mischief beyond the power of remedy' and laments the neglect of labourers' 'immaterial' constituent by employers.

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