chapter  I
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INTRODUCTORY M ODERN industrial communities may have much to learn from older civilizations with regard to the art of living; but they have at least this great quality, that they are unsurpassed in industrial efficiency. There is

nothing in the past to parallel a productivity like that of England, where an inconsiderable island is made to yield annually products valued in 1914 at more than £2000 m., and to support a population of over 40 millions of people.