A mortal conceit of the progressive business:
. . .that all men, and in-turn, all would-be employees, are created equal; that it is in the nature of all men to learn and grow; that wisdom by mere action is won; that the predilection for service may be inculcated. Were it true; were men not by legacy of biology marked; were they but clay, and in them abiding an elasticity to which only a minority is heir, then no fatal blow by its members to a business can be struck. Lo, this isn’t so, and so unwedded from the spirit is the corporeal body of late man, that on the day of an enterprise’s inception, it is at once and evermore beset by the stealthy, the traitor, the arch.