Pro-business cartoon explaining the role of investment capital in building America’s prosperity. Joe, who wears overalls and talks with a pseudo-Brooklyn accent, is king of the workers of the world because the machinery in his factory multiplies strength and efficiency. This is part of the American way of doing things, the narrator tells us. Because of far-sighted investment in industry, the American worker, personified by Joe, is “king of the workers of the world,” and he has higher wages and shorter hours than his counterparts abroad. Meet King Joe argues that in view of the rewards workers reap from the American economic system, it is in labor’s best interest to cooperate with management.
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