Paragraph of the Day (Labor and Capital Edition)
“Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration. Capital has its rights, which are as worthy of protection as any other rights. Nor is it denied that there is, and probably always will be, a relation between labor and capital, producing mutual benefits. The error is in assuming that the whole labor of community exists within that relation”—noted Marxist, Abraham Lincoln (in his first State of the Union address).
I find this amusing given the likely uproar in certain quarters of our politics that would result if a president said such things in the current era.