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WHERE THE MONEY GOES.

:—I THE DILUTION OF LABOUR…

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— THE DILUTION OF LABOUR Students of economic problems and industrial process have long regarded the dilution of skilled labour as inevit- able. As large scale production de- velops, the worker becomes less and le-ss a skilled craftsman and more and more the tender of a machine. There is nothing new in the project of the project of the Ministry of Munitions for diluting labo-ur--a project which is credited to Dr. Addison-and the Commissioners who have gone to the Clyde and the Tyne are merely hastening what .everybody in the know, particularly engineers, knew would ul- timately happen. If the change was to benefit the State only, and not in- directly to enrich the employers, the workers would accept it without de- mur, provided the necessary safeguards against sweating were guaranteed. As it is we think there will be little diffi- culty on the Clyde, and less on the Tyne. There is a great deal of bad feeling on the Clyde, for which the in- eptitude of the Ministry of Munitions is mainly responsible. Mr Lloyd George could have dispersed it long ago if he had made the Clyde workshops (like the railways) the property of the nation for the time being, and given the workmen a voice in the control of their work. The modern workman is a very differ- ent person from the peasant of the last generation in Llanystumdwy, and when Mr Lloyd George indulges in rhetoric about having been brought up in a workingclass home, he should remem- ber that. It is not Mr Lloyd George's early days, but what he thinks and does now that matter, and he has en- tirely failed to understand the point of view of the engineers and other skilled workers. He uses his wonder- fully quick mind to decide policy on most matters by what he can extract from experts over his Downing-stroot: breakfast-table; but the working-class j visitors to Downing-street are very few. With right handling organised labour will not offer the slightest re- sistance to the "dilution" of labour. But right handling is the supreme pre- requisite.

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