COAL: Who Will Pay?

When Governor Gifford Pinchot of Pennsylvania succeeded in compromising the difference between anthracite miners and operators, it was done at the expense of a wage increase which added 60c to the cost of mining a ton of coal. He proposed that the public should pay none of this and that the operators should absorb ten cents of the cost increase and the railroads and retailers the remainder. He proposed to President Coolidge that the Coal Commission should publish an analysis of the cost of anthracite-mining...

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