The Promise of American Life eBook

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Non-union laborers, 387-389;
  effect on, of proposed constructive organization of labor, 395.

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Old age pensions in England, 239.

Opportunity,
  necessity of enjoyment of, by individuals, 203.

Order,
  maintenance of, as a state function, 344-345.

Oregon,
  the initiative in, 328.

Ore lands,
  lease of, to United States Steel Corporation, 114.

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Pan-Americanism, 313-314.

Parker, Alton B., 163.

Paternalism, German, 250.

Patriotism,
  national, 2;
  American, contrasted with that of other nations 2-3.

Peace,
  democracy and, 308 ff.

Pensions,
  old age, in England, 239;
  military, in United States, 274.

Philippines,
  questions concerning American acquisition of, 308-309.

Poland,
  partition of, 222.

Police force,
  state, 344-345.

Political specialist.
  See “Boss.”

Politics,
  separation of the business man from, 117;
  specialized organization of, 118-121.

Popular sovereignty,
  Stephen A. Douglas’s theory of, 84-86;
  criticism of democracy defined as, 176-178;
  principle of, as represented by French Revolutionaries, 223-224;
  principle of national sovereignty not to be confused with, 265-266;
  the essential condition of democracy, 269-270;
  definition of the phrase, 279 ff.;
  is equivalent for Americans to the phrase “national Sovereignty,” 280;
  misconceptions of, notably Douglas’s error, 281.

Porto Rico,
  relations between United States and, 308.

Poverty,
  as a social danger in a democratic state, 205.

Prisons,
  improvement of, as a function of the state, 345.

Profits of corporations,
  disposal of question of excessive, 370.

Property,
  preservation of institution of private, 209.

Protection,
  Whig policy of, and its defeat, 68;
  Bismarck’s policy of, 250.

Public ownership, 366-367;
  municipal, 372-375;
  the portion of railroad property properly subject to, 376-377;
  another plan of, regarding railroads, 377-378.

Public Service Commissions of New York State, 360-361;
  principal objection to, 368.

Public service corporations holding municipal franchises,
  should be subject to cities only, 349;
  municipal policy toward, 372-373.

Pure Food Bill,
  class discrimination in, 191.

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