January 25, 1936 - Editorial - Politics and Popular Delusions, by George Lorimer
If there is anything more injurious to a country than the capitalization and exploitation of ignorance, it has yet to be revealed. Ignorance is bad enough by itself, but when it is used by designing politicians to secure position and power, or to retain them, it becomes cruelty. The remark applies to those who make promises of sharing the wealth and extravagant pension schemes. Each assurance of this kind is bound to prove a bitter disappointment, and the victims, who are so easily imposed upon, will find themselves worse off than they were before. (pg. 22)
Comments: It is very true that most people are ignorant of the law and their rights. This means that many are easily deceived and exploited.