Posted by: Frank | March 10, 2019

Frank blogged on March 10, 2019 at 03:59PM

Benjamin Franklin:

To desire to keep down the rate of wages, with the view of favoring the exportation of merchandise, is to seek to render the citizens of a state miserable, in order that foreigners may purchase its productions at a cheaper rate; it is, at most, attempting to enrich a few merchants by impoverishing the body of the nation; it is taking the part of the stronger in that contest, already so unequal, between the man who can pay wages, and him who is under the necessity of receiving them; it is, in one word, to forget, that the object of every political society ought to be the happiness of the largest number.

Oh how we have strayed so far from the wisdom of the founders. Ever wonder why “pursuit of happiness” was included amongst the unalienable rights enumerated in the Declaration of Independence?

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