Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Interesting William McKinley quote

One of the economic goals of the Ohio Republic should be to encourage local manufacture of goods that are durable and desirable. With this in mind, along with recent news of even more (and worse) sweatshop conditions in Chinese and Indian factories supplying American retailers, this quote from Ohio's President William McKinley is particularly telling:

“I do not prize the word 'cheap.' It is not a badge of honor. It is a symbol of despair. Cheap prices make for cheap goods; cheap goods make for cheap men; and cheap men make for a cheap country.”