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President Herbert Hoover



     Elena Danielson helps to dissipate the clouds over President Hoover's reputation. She says:
     A point about Hoover's view of labor and labor unions: In Herbert Hoover's Principles of Mining (1909) he wrote (pp. 167-68) that unions "are entitled to greater recognition. The time when the employer could ride roughshod over labor is disappearing with the doctrine of laissez faire on which it was founded."

Ronald Hilton - 10/21/99


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