Richard T. Ely Quotes

The doctrine of laissez faire is unsafe in politics and unsound in morals.




Richard T. Ely, 1854-1943, Economist, 1885

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Richard T. Ely
Richard T. Ely
  • Born: April 13, 1854
  • Died: October 4, 1943
  • Nationality: American
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Richard Theodore Ely was an American economist, author, and leader of the Progressive movement who called for more government intervention in order to reform what they perceived as the injustices of capitalism, especially regarding factory conditions, compulsory education, child labor, and labor unions. Ely is best remembered as a founder and the first Secretary of the American Economic Association, as a founder and secretary of the Christian Social Union, and as the author of a series of widely read books on the organized labor movement, socialism, and other social questions.

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