question. We will only be able to eliminate dissatisfaction by reestablishing sound economic conditions. (Bravo! on the right) And more than that, Gentlemen, we have to cultivate above all the area I would like to call social policy. You have heard it said in the debates about the law governing freedom of occupation, speakers have spelled it out repeatedly: The great task of our times involves establishing a reasonable organization of work again, the organization of work for the two-thirds of our German business-people who engage in small business, where the mass of business-people are trained.
Source: Stenographische Berichte über die Verhandlungen des Deutschen Reichstags [Stenographic Reports on the Proceedings of the German Reichstag], 4th legislative period, 1st session, 1878, vol. 1. Berlin: Verlag der Buchdruckerei der “Norddeutschen Allgemeinen Zeitung” (Pindter), 1878, 4th meeting, Sept. 16, 1878, pp. 36-37.
Original German text reprinted in Hans Fenske, Im Bismarckschen Reich 1871-1890 [In the Bismarckian Reich 1871-1890]. Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1978, pp. 200-02.
Translation: Erwin Fink