Friday, April 13, 2012

Occupy Wall Street (1765 Edition)

Letter to the New York Gazette, 1765 that shows the "We Are the 99%" Movement to be as American as apple pie:
"Some Individuals of our Countrymen, by the Smiles of Providence or some other Means, are enabled to roll in their four–wheel'd Carriages, and can support the Expence of good Houses, rich Furniture, and Luxurious Living. But, is it equitable that 99, or rather 999 should suffer for the Extravagance or Grandeur of one? Especially when it is consider’d, that Men frequently owe their Wealth to the Impoverishment of their Neighbours."

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