'The objects of this 'Society', so ran the prospectus of the Rochdale ...
'The objects of this 'Society', so ran the prospectus of the Rochdale Pioneers, 'are the moral and intellectual advancement of its members.
It provides them with groceries, butcher's meat, drapery goods, clothes and clogs.' Gas-lighting of the streets was hardly an improvement so
much as a revolution in publicsecurity;' cheap cotton goods in personal cleanliness, coIn lamps in domestic comfort.
Finance, the manipulation of wealth and credit as things by themselves, three or four degrees removed from the visible crop or ore, was an adjunct.
Production was the thing itself....next page >>