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: sions. Anticipating Mr. Wakefield's coloni/ation proposals, whole Village Communities with their varied elements of life were encouraged to move en masse. and were made comfortable in their new places. Powerful Guilds of Traders and Artisans from distant places were similarly induced to settle in new Towns by free gifts of lands and houses and privileges. Stray settlers attracted by a few years' leases can never accomplish the end the Rulers have in view, and such attempts are bound to fail. A Colbert or a Peter the Great is wanted to give effect to such a scheme, and the ordinary doctrines of laissez faire must be set aside in view of the great interests at stake. (4) Conquest, consolidation, and conciliation have had their heroes in British History. Systematic colonization and the promotion of varied culture are the next stages of development; and it may he hoped that, before long, with Africa and Australia and the East and West Indies literally starving for Indian labour, and Burma at our door opened up, the ravages of periodical famines, carrying away our thousands and millions for want of work when Agriculture fails, wil) become impossible as soon as the policy of let-alone is given up. and an active effort made in all directions to stimulate productions both of raw and manufactured products. If the State can legitimately undertake from borrowed funds the construction or subsidization of Railroads and Canals, if it can afford to sell theFee Simple of waste lands at nominal rates to European settlers on the hills, the road is certainly open for a further development of this same industrial effort on I new lines. The Dutch Netherlands Government have shown the way in Java, and with less selfish motives the same method might well be tried in regard, at least, to the Industr...
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