Note: Eugène L’Heureux, a journalist, compares working in a factory to working in a field. In your opinion, does he prefer city life or country life? ville?


« Indeed, the regular life of working away from the farm gives a farmer a taste for a salary, in other words immediate or almost payment. It leads to distaste for farming where investments are long term, where work is supported, reasoned, intelligent, what! This distaste is obviously bad for those who live it. It results in uprooting the farmer who moves to the city to end up being less happy, even unhappy…”

Source of extract: Free translation of Eugène L’Heureux, (Directeur, “Progrès du Saguenay”), 1927, Les problèmes des chantiers. Document qui se retrouve sur le site Les classiques des sciences sociales,