flarenut (flarenut) wrote,

Things I have learned from early 20th-century pulp novels

1) The reason unions were so hated by mine owners in the american west was that they proposed to open boardinghouses that fed mineworkers for less per day than the owners boardinghouses, without the workers taking a pay cut to compensate.

2) When an industrialist was moved by patriotism to take only a pittance in profit on a government order, he called it "a banker's profit."

3) Blood Will Tell.

It's sort of like archaeology in an alternate world.
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