The progress of society is mainly ... the improvement in the condition of the workingmen of the world.
Mr. Jack London, writing in the Atlantic Monthly , on "The Scab," refers to the United States as a scab nation, and to the working-men of this country as scab workmen, because the workers in this country work more intensely, longer hours, and more cheaply than those of other great industrial nations. In other words, we are underbidding the other nations by a lower standard of work, and underselling them as a result, not of fair, but of scab methods.p.28 (Poverty (1912))
American labor , which is the capital of our workingmen.Grover Cleveland, Annual Message. Dec., 1885.
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