Herbert Spencer was a laissez-faire libertarian best known for coining the term "survival of the fittest"; he is frequently caricatured as a social Darwinist who despised the disadvantaged. In honor of Labor Day -- or just to see how far off a caricature can be -- read his surprisingly supportive statements about trade unions and worker-owned cooperatives.
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