This appeared in the March 2, 1907 issue of The Public, edited by Louis F. Post:
GIVE AND TAKE.
For The Public
"Why do you come to me?" said the Millionaire. "I am not to blame for what you gave me. Surely you would not be heartless enough to take it away again. And then you must remember that I am a Captain of Industry, while you are only Vox Populi."
"But," said the Citizen, "we make the laws and can do as we please."
"Laws which I do not like are very apt to be unconstitutional," quoth the Captain.
"But certainly we are entitled to a fair share of what we produce," said the Labor Unionist.
"The trouble is you have produced too much," replied the Captain.
"But," said the Single-Taxer, "the value of land is purely social and should belong to society."
"Those who have the supreme pleasure of basking in the sunlight of my society have all the land they need," rejoined the Captain.
"But the whole system is wrong," said the Socialist.
"You are a revolutionist," hissed the Captain.
"All systems are wrong," said the Anarchist.
"The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away," said the Minister.
ELLIS O. JONES.