Compulsive reading for all who despair for a fair society
A great book, a real page turner. The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists shows clearly that as far as fairness in society goes, nothing much has changed in a hundred years or so. I t also shows that the working class are often their own worst enemies by stabbing each other in the back instead of sticking together to beat the common enemy; the greedy capitalists. Men are worked into an early grave,working long hours in dreadful conditions for slave wages and forced to compete with each other in accepting even lower wages to secure fleeting employment. Despite the awfulness described in the book there is lots of humour and lots of wisdom. It is a fairly weighty tome but it is not a difficult read.
This is my favourite book EVER. I have read it many times and have bought several copies over the years to pass on to others. Once you've read it, keep it,as you will almost ceratinly go back to it but buy another two copies & pass them on to friends or colleagues.
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