Charities of France in 1866 [By W.R. Lawrence].

Auteur:
William Richar Lawrence
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9781459040021
ISBN10:
1459040023
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Engels
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14-10-2010
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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: CHAPTER IV. MODERN LEGISLATION. MONG the various questions of social economy, about which there are so many conflicting opinions in France at the present day, no one, perhaps, has received more careful consideration than the administration of the public funds for the relief of the poor. In every age of French history this subject has been a leading one in the mind of government, and has been accompanied by legislation corresponding to the public intelligence and morals. This was particularly the case about the close of the last century, when the solicitude of statesmen was seriously aroused, and long and earnest debates ensued in the Legislative Assembly. Great differences of opinion were entertained by eminent and learned authorities, and numerous publications were issued, many of them the result of learned and careful investigation. Amidst the throes of revolution, when all established principles seemed to be shaken, and everything was questioned, the public obligations towards the poor who had been reduced to poverty by the effects of war and general disorder, became a subject of paramount interest and necessity. The question was, Whether the ancient charitable foundations be maintained on their old basis, or should they be given up, and a new experiment tried, more inaccordance with the supposed light of the age ? The reformers, hostile to past precedents and strong in numbers, were in favor of the latter plan, while those who were willing to be governed by the light of past experience advocated the maintenance of the old system, with such amendments as might be called for by the new order of things. Daunou, whose patriotism and moderation are well known, exclaimed in Convention, "If it is so hard to create, how can we make up our minds to destroy ? After ten yea...


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Titel:
Charities of France in 1866 [By W.R. Lawrence].
ISBN:
9781459040021
ISBN-10:
1459040023
Auteur:
William Richar Lawrence

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