Quote of the Day 5-7-15 (Leo Tolstoy)

Posted: May 7, 2015 in Capitalism, Economics, Quotations

Leo Tolstoy

“If a slave owner of our time has not an Ivan whom he can send into a privy to clean out his excrements, he has three rubles which are so much wanted by hundreds of Ivans that he can choose any one out of them, and appear as a benefactor to him because he has chosen him out of the whole number and has permitted him to climb into the cesspool. . . . Slavery exists in full force, but we do not recognize it . . .”

—Leo Tolstoy, The Slavery of Our Times

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