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Erik Holden

My great-grandfather worked in the textile mills of Manchester, NH, was a union organizer, and a semi-pro boxer (the boxing probably helped him with the response of the owners to union organizing). He also was a bootlegger during prohibition.

I see parallels between today's out of control CEO salaries and the massive financial inequality between workers and owners at the turn of the century. (The more things change, the more they stay the same?)

I also admire his entrepeneurial spirit in bootlegging, and see similarities to today's small businesses that are run out of the home. Somewhat of a stretch as I'm sure his bootlegging wasn't run as a typical business. What kind of product liability is involved when making bathtub gin?

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