The Forgotten Man: A new history of the great depression
Thanks to internet bookstores and courier delivery, my existence on this beautiful little tropical island has today been enriched by three brand new books not otherwise available in local bookstores. I just opened Amity Shlaes's The Forgotten Man: A new history of the great depression, which begins with the following quote:
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.C, not X, is the 'forgotten man' in the book's title. I'll see what the rest of the book brings.
- William Graham Sumner, Yale University, 1881