The fluctuating character of modern employment.
Citation:Oldham, C.H. 'The fluctuating character of modern employment: Barrington lecture 1895/1896 '. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. X Part LXXVI, 1895/1896, pp128-135
I could not but feel how much Political Economy is unfairly discredited by the fact that the authoritative text-books within the reach of the ordinary reader are quite out-of-date upon many modern problems of great urgency and interest. Rightly viewed, the discovery by later writers that doctrines of older authorities are untenable is encouraging evidence that an advance has been made in the direction of Truth. The optimistic, doctrinaire manner of the superior person who condescended to explain the Laws of Progress to former generations has been superseded by the earnest, student-like, rather pessimistic attitude of the modern inquirer who is conscious of the extreme complexity of his problems, and diffident in giving dogmatic assertions. Ihe fluctuating character of modern employment is one of the features of the industry of our time that may serve to illustrate this change of tone.
Other Titles:Barrington lecture 1895/1896
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. X Part LXXVI 1895/1896
Description:Read Tuesday, 28th January, 1896