Man's physical universe

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MACHINES HAVE RAISED LIVING-STANDARDS 313

were 105 per cent higher than in

1914, although food, clothing, and

shelter had increased only 40 per cent.

When the United States was using $23 worth of machinery per

capita, Great Britain was using $10 worth and paying one third the

American wage; Germany was using $9 worth and paying one fourth

the American wage; China was using 5 cents worth of machinery per

capita and paying one twentieth the American wage.

Technological advancement has not only furnished goods and

services that would have been impossible without the machine, but it

has also increased the capacity of many people to obtain these goods

and services by increasing their incomes and decreasing the prices of

the goods and services.

The United States has only 7 per cent of the world's population, but

Americans operate 33 per cent of the world's railroads, own 50 per

cent of the world's radios, use 60 per cent of the world's telephone

and telegraph facilities, and drive 80 per cent of the world's automobiles.

The Work Week Has Declined.

URS OF Work

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