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(when viewed as part of their resources) scarcely otherwise than as the remote
means of obtaining that which alone, when obtained, affords the indefinite, and at
the same time instantaneous, command over objects of desire, which best ...
lie in not considering, that however rich the possessor of air might become at the
expense of the rest of the community, all persons else would be poorer by all that
they were compelled to pay for what they had before obtained without payment.
The quantity of human food which the earth is capable of returning even to the
most wretched system of agriculture, so much exceeds what could be obtained in
the purely pastoral state, that a great increase of population is invariably the
... protection, might enjoy under it a considerable share of economical prosperity,
while the ascendant community obtained a surplus of wealth, available for
purposes of collective luxury or magnificence. From such a surplus the Parthenon
obtained gratis. Fisheries, in the sea, are in most cases a gift of nature practically
unlimited in amount; but the Arctic whale ... Air, even that state of it which we term
wind, may, in most situations, be obtained in a quantity sufficient for every ...
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Pragmatic or muddled? Mill sets out to explore economic principles but, ultimately, finds that there is no principle which doesn't have any amount of conceivable exceptions. You have to wonder why its ... Читати огляд повністю