[PW] ? "Hire One Half of the Working Class" (Quotation Query #774)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at yale.edu
Sun May 7 05:58:58 PDT 2017

The quotation "I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half" is usually attributed to Jay Gould.  Can anyone help me to trace documented and dated occurrences of this, attributed to Gould or not attributed to Gould, as far back as possible?

Fred Shapiro

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