At the National Democratic Convention in 1896, presidential hopeful William Jennings Bryan famously spoke against the country's adoption of a gold standard by arguing that this anti-inflation policy would threaten the livelihoods of farmers and other debtors. In his hyperbolic conclusion, he declared, “You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns. You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.” Foodservice operators today might be forgiven ...
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