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Wednesday, May 6, 1937

“Old Bill” Suggests— The essence of the “capitalistic” system is one that is seldom mentioned by agitators but is nevertheless so simple that a 7-year-old child can grasp the idea. Under capitalism every enterprise must pay its way or be … Continue reading

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Tuesday, April 20, 1937

“Old Bill” Suggests— Few people read the book of Haggai nowadays and some, because it is of only two chapters and the second shortest book in the Bible, are hardly familiar with the name. It contains one of the clearest … Continue reading

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Wednesday, April 14, 1937

“Old Bill” Suggests— Because most things material may be bought with money, which as a measure of value is a sort of universal solvent, * there is a tendency to consider all dollars as equal. They are equal, of course, … Continue reading

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Friday, March 12, 1937

“Old Bill” Suggests— Philip Guedella is always delightful reading, particularly because of the gentle restraint that lets his comments hit with the mild decisiveness of a raindrop. Last evening we were following him through the first half of the nineteenth … Continue reading

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Friday, January 15, 1937

“Old Bill” Suggests— The Chicago stockyards, run by the Union Stock Yard and Transit Company, with the farmers of the middle west as customers at one end and the Chicago meat packing firms as customers at the other, is an … Continue reading

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Wednesday, January 13, 1937

“Old Bill” Suggests— A law was passed on the Illinois statute books in 1921 making it a criminal offense for a newspaper to reflect on the solvency of a bank. The law is still on the books, and how much … Continue reading

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Friday, December 11, 1936

“Old Bill” Suggests— Last evening we spent an hour in argument with a member of the Chicago bar who has retained, through the hurly-burly of practice, the same high idealism with which he left Harvard law school. He was representing … Continue reading

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