Excerpt from Have I Solved It? The merchant prince, with cleverly laid traps; the banker, with his lariat; woman, with her dart; men walking alongside of you with short, sharp dirks, ready to plunge if you show a single sign of weakness; ministers with long, solemn faces; priests with upheld crosses, crying, Follow us, or be forever damned; salvationists with cheap instruments trying to scare the devil, t from, but into us; labor cursing and defiant; capital intimidating, grasping, and merciless; are some of the daily greetings with which unfortunate man must grapple Such, O fellow human! is our reputed civilization in the closing years of the nineteenth century. The poor suffering for necessaries, the rich thirsting for more. What is the result? Unhappiness. Cause? Gold. Remedy? Sense. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.