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accumulation additional advance advantage agricultural already amount appear applied become called capital carried causes CHAPTER circumstances condition consequence considerable considered consists consumed consumption cost cultivation demand depends desire diminished economy effect employed employment England equal exertion existing expense extent fact farmer farms fixed France fund give given greater hands human ideas important improvement increase individual industry interest Italy kind labour land less limited live maintain manufactures materials means ment nature necessary never objects obtained occupation operations paid peasant persons political population portion possession practical present principle production profit proportion proprietors quantity question remuneration render rent require respect result rich saving society soil sufficient supply suppose term things thousand tion unless unproductive usually wages wealth whole
Сторінка 247 - If, therefore, the choice were to be made between Communism with all its chances, and the present state of society with all its sufferings and injustices; if the institution of private property...
Сторінка 438 - ... first, the agreeableness or disagreeableness of the employments themselves; secondly, the easiness and cheapness, or the difficulty and expense of learning them; thirdly, the constancy or inconstancy of employment in them; fourthly, the small or great trust which must be reposed in those who exercise them; and, fifthly, the probability or improbability of success in them.
Сторінка 238 - The distribution of wealth, therefore, depends on the laws and customs of society. The rules by which it is determined, are what the opinions and feelings of the ruling portion of the community make them, and are very different in different ages and countries ; and might be still more different, if mankind so chose.
Сторінка 247 - ... as the work grows harder and more disagreeable, until the most fatiguing and exhausting bodily labour cannot count with certainty on being able to earn even the necessaries of life; if this, or Communism, were the alternative, all the difficulties, great or small, of Communism, would be but as dust in the balance.
Сторінка 237 - The laws and conditions of the Production of wealth partake of the character of physical truths.
Сторінка 158 - A man commonly saunters a little in turning his hand from one sort of employment to another. When he first begins the new work, he is seldom very keen and hearty ; his mind, as they say, does not go to it, and for some time he rather trifles than applies to good purpose.
Сторінка 155 - But though they were very poor, and therefore but indifferently accommodated with the necessary machinery, they could, when they exerted themselves, make among them about twelve pounds of pins in a day.
Сторінка 444 - We trust our health to the physician: our fortune and sometimes our life and reputation to the lawyer and attorney. Such confidence could not safely be reposed in people of a very mean or low condition. Their reward must be such, therefore, as may give them that rank in the society which so important a trust requires.
Сторінка 349 - Notes of a Traveller. 8vo. price 12s. Laing's (S.) Observations on the Social and Political State of the European People in 1848 and 1849: Being the Second Series of Notes of a Traveller.
Сторінка 302 - Neither high-born nobleman, knight, nor esquire was here; but many of these humble sons of the hills had a consciousness that the land, which they walked over and tilled, had for more than five hundred years been possessed by men of their name and blood...