Excerpt from Popular Progress: The Cause of Agricultural and Industrial Depression, and the Remedy Are the ebb and flow of our prosperity produced by accidental causes, or is there something radically wrong in the industrial system, which produces such general and long-continued depression in a country of such vast resources? Every good citizen must grieve to behold desolation spreading through this fair land, in the wake of that insatiable monster, hard times, that has been devouring the substance of the poor and has crushed out many a feeble life
and his heart must yearn for the day when prosperity shall again smile on the toilers task and bring happiness and comfort to his home. That there has been a great deal of suffering in the land is a lamentable fact, too often ignored by state and national authorities, because there has been no general clamor for relief
and as poverty in the eyes of society is a sin or a crime, people would prefer to suffer in..