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The apple cart

Bernard Shaw

The apple cart

a political extravaganza

by Bernard Shaw

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Published by Penguin in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementby Bernard Shaw ; definitive text under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence.
SeriesBernard Shaw Library
ContributionsLaurence, Dan H.
The Physical Object
Pagination124p.
Number of Pages124
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22637922M
ISBN 100140450262

And how are our Civil Servants selected? To-night, however, I shall do nothing of the sort: I shall say "Dont talk nonsense. The King's reply is that rather than be a cipher he will abandon his throne and take his obviously very rosy chance of becoming a popularly elected Prime Minister himself. In conflicts between monarchs and popularly elected ministers the monarchs win every time when personal ability and good sense are at all equally divided.

Note: You can also say that someone or something overturns the applecart. What we The apple cart book to ask ourselves, then, is not whether we will have Socialism and Communism or not, but whether Democracy can keep pace with the developments of both that are being forced on us by the growth of national and international corporate action. Frederick Douglass Opie provides a social history of black and Latino working-class collaboration in shared living and work spaces and exposes racist suspicion and divisive jockeying among elites in political clubs and anti-poverty programs. His yacht struck a reef and sank somewhere off the north of Scotland; and he managed to swim to an uninhabited island. What I have come to consult you about is a great melodrama I am going to write, the scene of which will be the Pool of London in the seventeenth century among the pirates! To those who believe that our system of votes for everybody produces parliaments which represent the people it should seem that this solution of the difficulty is completely democratic, and that the Prime Minister must at once accept it joyfully as such.

You w ill be quite at home in the palace now that you are a Cabinet Minister. My address is not the British Empire, nor the United The apple cart book of America, nor wherever the love of liberty burns in the heart of man: it is at such and such a number in such and such a street in London; and it will be time enough to discuss my seat in the Parliament of Man when that celebrated institution comes into existence. Our natural dispositions may be good; but we have been badly brought up, and are full of anti-social personal ambitions and prejudices and snobberies. If the Government ceased taxing my superfluous money and redistributing it among people who have no incomes at all, I could do nothing by myself. Besides, modern government is not a one-man job: it is too big for that. It is much easier to write a good play than to make a good law.


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The apple cart by Bernard Shaw Download PDF Ebook

Still, if we cannot control our governors, can we not at least choose The apple cart book and change them if they do not suit? When the other truck had passed mine I found myself magically sitting on it, chair and all, with the glass of water unspilled at my feet.

Unassisted private capitalism is breaking down or getting left behind in all directions. Our friend spoke of "the works.

If I vote for one of these candidates, and he or she is elected, I am supposed to be enjoying a democratic control of the government--to be exercising government of The apple cart book, for myself, by myself.

We need in these islands The apple cart book or three additional federal legislatures, working on our municipal committee system instead of our parliamentary The apple cart book system. I tell them that they have the vote, and that theirs is the kingdom and the power and the glory.

See also: applecartupset upset the apple cart Fig. I quite admit that they can do nothing; but that does not mend matters. Want to thank TFD for its existence? During the war our attempt to leave the munitioning of the army to private enterprise led us to the verge of defeat and caused an appalling slaughter of our soldiers.

I should only have made the rich richer and myself poorer. It contained not a word descriptive of his invention; and it began somewhat in this fashion: "Sir: If you are an honest man you cannot deny that among the worst abuses of this corrupt age is the acceptance of city directorships by retired members of the Board of Trade.

I should then be in no danger of electing a postman and finding that he could neither read nor write. On the subject of Democracy generally I have nothing to say that can take the problem farther than I have already carried it in my Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism.

If this is Democracy, who can blame Signor Mussolini for describing it as a putrefying corpse? Accordingly, any spare money that the Government leaves me is invested where I can get the highest interest and the best security, as thereby I can make sure that it goes where it is most wanted and gives immediate employment.

The half-tone photographic portraits which adorn the front pages do not even tell me their ages, having been taken twenty years ago. The writer compared this to the parable of "Breakages, Limited" in Shaw's play "The Apple I was drawn to this by way of a story a blog entry, really of an open-source advocate who was attacked by a pair of people whose jobs depended on the tendency of certain proprietary systems to decay and malfunction; it was assured that there would be predictable demand for routine hands-on maintenance by expert repair personnel, and any alternative that did not have this problem was seen as a threat.

The rest of the story is a tragi-comedy. I might sell my war bonds and share certificates for cash, and throw the money into the street to be scrambled for; but it would be snatched up, not by the poorest, but by the best fed and most able-bodied of the scramblers.

Besides, modern government is not a one-man job: it is too big for that. I have not the smallest objection to this: on the contrary, I advocated it strongly for years before I had any income worth taxing. I have no guarantee that any of these documents were written by the candidates.

Was he imprisoned? In neither case would the electorate have had any real choice of representatives.

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