There is no immutable law of progress — 1 Comment

  1. The Lock Out in Dublin has a peculiar historiography. The core is Murphy’s companies and Larkin but what’s missing is the strong likelihood Murphy had geared the income from the business to invest elsewhere. And had he given in to the strike would probably have lost everything. But I suspect he was insured against strike and his loans would probably be covered in such an event, thereby giving him time to rejig his paper.
    But, and here’s the but. Because examination is based on current attitudes rather than the situation on the ground any conclusions arrived are suspect.
    As to the US south after the civil war. The return to the old conditions was certain because while they stripped the south of all it’s wealth it did nothing to adjust the ownership patterns.

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