Thursday, September 26, 2013


Wrong Road

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), Journal LM, p. 51, in The Journals and Miscellaneous Notebooks of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Vol. X (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1973), p. 312:
What wrong road have we taken that all the improvements of machinery have helped every body but the operative? him they have incurably hurt.
An operative is a factory worker.

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