Mencken on "regulated" capitalism
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Submitted by Irwin Chusid (United States), Jan 1, 2019 21:18
"The main gain of modern man has been the weakening of governments. Unfortunately, that process is now reversed. ... There is a constant accession of governmental authority and power. It works inevitably toward the disadvantage of the only sort of man who is really worth hell room, to wit, the man who practices some useful trade in a competent manner, makes a decent living at it, pays his own way, and asks only to be let alone. He is now a pariah in all so-called civilized countries." – H.L. Mencken (original year unknown, published posthumously, 1956)
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