"Many writers upon the science of political economy have declared that it is the duty of a nation first to encourage the creation of wealth; and second, to
direct and control its distribution. All such theories are delusive."

– Leland Stanford

Boy, you can say that again, Leland, you old Populist.

There is something intensely ironic here, but it's a little too late on a Monday for me to put my finger on it.