Class war by proxy

Jay Gould

Jay Gould

I can hire one-half of the working class to kill the other half.

– Jay Gould, US financier & railroad businessman, on hiring strikebreakers, 1896.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jay_Gould

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Slavery, absolute and degrading

New York Times

A system of slavery as absolute if not as degrading as that which lately prevailed at the South.

– That noted bastion of communist subversion, The New York Times, on wage-labour, 1869. (Source: Democracy’s Discontent by Michael J. Sandel, p.181-184).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wage_slavery