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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1922. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... GETTING OUR POCKET PAY AND WHAT TO DO WITH IT--THE REEL THRIFT AND THE REAL THRIFT Now We Are beginning to see more of our Paradise around us as we emerge from the Cave-man age and cooperate in Giant We-The-People. The next step is to see that we get all our pay--Pocket pay and Paradise pay. This Pocket pay! How the world groans in trying to get all that is coming to us! What libraries of books about the use and abuse of money! The man who works for money is never paid, but the man who despises money is a pauper. We must recognize and understand the worth and worthlessness of money in a world where money is the symbol of power. But in the deluge of Thrift teaching today, look out. There is far more false Thrift than true Thrift being taught, and that is what is bringing the word under reproach. False Thrift makes misers and robs us of the very Paradise it promises. What is true Thrift? The abolition of waste. What is waste? Anything that wastes our life. Anything that makes us cheaper, grosser, meaner. There is a fairy city hard by my home. They call it Packingtown, but I call it Thrift Wonderland. Sometimes down-town or out in the suburbs you smell a strong, gluey odor. "That's from Packingtown," they say. But when you get to Thrift Wonderland you don't notice it, for it is so slight. Like scandal, the farther it travels, the worse it smells. When they perfect a process to utilize the squeal and the smell, the wonder will be complete. There are thousands and thousands of fairies over in Thrift Wonderland, who make the wonders. They are big, brawny fairies, thousands of them, white and black, with sleeves rolled high. I saw one, a blind man, who does as much as those with eyes. Others' are thin and thoughtful. Thousands of them are women and girls, some with pow...
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