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Forgotten Man and Other Essays

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Forgotten Man and Other Essays is a collection of thought-provoking essays that delve into the realms of economics, sociology, and political science. Written by the renowned scholar William Graham Sumner, this book offers insight into the role of the individual in society and the complex dynamics of power and privilege.

Sumner's essays are both captivating and challenging, as he invites readers to reconsider their preconceived notions about social hierarchies and economic systems. His writing is clear and concise, making complex ideas accessible to a wide range of readers.

One of the standout essays in this collection is "The Forgotten Man," in which Sumner examines the concept of the forgotten individual who bears the burdens of society without recognition or reward. This essay is particularly relevant in today's world, where issues of inequality and social justice continue to dominate public discourse.

Overall, Forgotten Man and Other Essays is a thought-provoking and insightful read that will appeal to anyone interested in the complexities of human society and the impact of individual actions on the greater whole. Sumner's writing is timeless, offering valuable lessons and perspectives that are as relevant today as they were when they were first penned.

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Sumner's popular essays were to give him a wider audience to distribute his anti-imperialism, his advocacy of free markets and the gold standard. He also had a long term influence over modern American conservatism. This is the final collection of his essays and is edited by Albert Galloway Keller. It concludes with The Forgotten Man where Sumner argued that, in his day, politics was being subverted by those proposing a "measure of relief for the evils which have caught public attention.

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