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Problems of Poverty by John A. Hobson

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Discover the Problems of Poverty and An Inquiry Into the Industrial Condition of the Poor.

Here are the chapters included inside the book:

Chapter I. The Measure of Poverty
Chapter II. The Effects of Machinery on the Condition of the Working−Classes
Chapter III. The Influx of Population into Large Towns
Chapter IV. "The Sweating System"
Chapter V. The Causes of Sweating
Chapter VI. Remedies for Sweating
Chapter VII. Over−Supply of Low−Skilled Labour
Chapter VIII. The Industrial Condition of Women−Workers
Chapter IX. Moral Aspects of Poverty
Chapter X. "Socialistic Legislation"
Chapter XI. The Industrial Outlook of Low−Skilled Labour

John Atkinson Hobson (1858-1940), commonly known as John A. Hobson, was an English economist and imperial critic, widely popular as a lecturer and writer.

His publications demonstrated an exploration of the links between imperialism and international conflict. These works included War in South Africa (1900) and Psychology of Jingoism (1901).

Hobson wrote for several journals before writing his next major work, The Industrial System (1909). In this tract he argued that misdistribution of income led, through oversaving and underconsumption, to unemployment.

In 1919 he joined the Independent Labour Party. This was shortly followed by writings for socialist publications such as the New Leader, the Socialist Review and the New Statesman.

During this period it became clear that Hobson favoured capitalist reformation over communist revolution.