A Lesson From the Chicken Coop: How One Smart Chicken Squeezed All the Other Chickens Out of the Yard, Just as the Rockefellers, the Morgans and the Carnegies Push the Farmer and Industrial Worker Off the Earth. Daniel K. Young.

A Lesson From the Chicken Coop: How One Smart Chicken Squeezed All the Other Chickens Out of the Yard, Just as the Rockefellers, the Morgans and the Carnegies Push the Farmer and Industrial Worker Off the Earth

Everett, Washington: Socialist Party of Washington, [1915]. First Edition, First Printing. Single sheet folded to make 4 pages, each 6 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches (155 x 232 mm). Pages toned, lightest edge wear. A Very Good or better copy. A parable of early 20th-century capitalism from a Socialist point of view. A greedy rooster takes over the chicken yard after reading pages from a book dealing with profits, rent and "rights of capital." The rooster says to himself, "What a fool I have been to scratch all my life for a living when this book tells me how I can get a living for nothing and without work, for why should I work when I can make the other chickens work for me?" So the conniving rooster tricks the rest of the flock into giving up their land and paying him rent. The rooster, according to the author, acts just like the Rockefellers, Morgans and Carnegies. OCLC FirstSearch shows a single institutional holding, at Hamilton College. No copies in commerce as of March 14, 2019. RARE. Item #1423

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