"You may not be aware of it, but you are one of the most carefully coddled, shielded, and protected human beings in the world today. Almost everything you eat or buy or use is pretested, insured, approved, or licensed by Uncle Sam. His protective arms are constantly safeguarding you from many things that would otherwise hurt you. These cover a very wide range and are the subject of his vigilance and continuous attention; yet they are probably things you just take for granted. Today, the government insures and protects you against fraud, forgery, harmful drugs, short weight, and hundreds of other things, including bad money, bad stocks and bad food."
A Help-Your-Self Booklet, 1960