Marriner Eccles gloomy last speech, 1972; at San Francisco World Trade Club:

"... the wrong road was taken every time we had a chance to alter course ... "

p. 554; "The Vital Few"  (1985 edition)

'Despite his own fabulous achievements in a long life, Eccles was an angry old man. We could have been so much better than we were. No one could call Marriner Eccles a "visionary" [or] a "crackpot," someone who didn't really know how things worked. He really did know how things worked, and he didn't like it.'
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