Ireland, the Poor, and Machinery
In terms of capital formation, the development of new skills, and the increase of total output, it was a time of great progress. But in terms of improvement of real wages, though many workers were gaining ground, it is highly doubtful whether the mass of men enjoyed any great material advance. Certain groups suffered heavy direct blows, the prelude to their diminution or eclipse. Prices as a whole fell continuously, except for hectic boom intervals, suggesting in a prima facie way that the system was not reaching its full potential output.1
KeywordsLocal Labour Market English System Technological Unemployment Economic Doctrine Irish Disease
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