Monday, September 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Upton Sinclair (1878-1968)

Muckraking author and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, whose most famous work of fiction, The Jungle (1920), led to federal legislation to regulate the meat-packing industry. Sinclair also proved to be a pretty-good economist when he uttered one of my favorite quotes: "It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his income depends on his not understanding it."

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