> A quotation attributed to J.P. Morgan came to my attention recently, beginning "Capital must protect itself in every possible manner, through combination and legislation.... debts must be collected, bonds and mortgages foreclosed as rapidly as possible."
> On investigation, the passage almost certainly NOT Morgan's. It's quite likely generated Populist Party propaganda. It does appear to date from 1892, though little or non of the information in the manifesto passes verification. People, organizations, and companies named simply don't show up in historical record that I can find.
> But the longer story raises some interesting aspects and history.
Continued at the dreddit
A story of persistent myths, verification, and not believing everything you read. Check your facts and stories. Especially the ones you'd like to be true.