Quote – State Superintendent of Banks Eugene Lamb Richards addressing the New York State Bankers’ Association.

Labor commissions, factory commissions and investigations, commissions on every subject in the Business Directory, have chilled capital; and when capital catches cold, labor freezes to death….Is the main cause of the lack of work hard to seek? Is it not that business has had too much interference from the state…too many everlasting commissions first prying into every man's affairs, and then telling him how to run them?

“Wants Agitation Stopped." New York Times.

Sunday, January 31, 1915