Our merchants and masters complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price and lessening the sale of goods. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people.
The Wealth of Nations: An Inquiry into the Nature & Causes of the Wealth of Nation, 1776
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The way to crush the bourgeoisie is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.