Wednesday, 26 October 2016

Bonus Quote of the Day: On The Forgotten Man

 

“As soon as A observes something which seems to him to be wrong, from which X is suffering, A talks it over with B, and A and B then propose to get a law passed to remedy the evil and help X. Their law always proposes to determine what C shall do for X or, in the better case, what A, B and C shall do for X. …
    “What I want to do is to look up C. I want to show you what manner of man he is. I call him the Forgotten Man. Perhaps the appellation is not strictly correct. He is the man who never is thought of. … He works, he votes, generally he prays — but he always pays — yes, above all, he pays. … ”

~ William Graham Sumner, from ‘The Forgotten Man’ (1893)

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