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... besides the actual producers, an equal, sometimes a greater number of
labourers, occupied in producing conveniences and luxuries of innumerable
kinds, or in transporting them from place to place ; also a multitude of persons
employed in ...
There is less resemblance between porcelain and the decomposing granite of
which it is made, or between sand mixed with sea-weed, and glass. The
difference is greater still between the fleece of a sheep, or a handful of cotton
seeds, and a ...
... is enough to have given all the command which mankind have acquired over
natural forces immeasurably more powerful than themselves ; a command which,
great as it is already, is without doubt destined to become indefi nitely greater.
They are not only strictly local, but exhaustible ; though, at a given place and time
, they may exist in much greater abundance than would be applied to present use
even if they could be obtained gratis. Fisheries, in the sea, are in most cases a ...
The things to be regretted, and which are not incapable of being remedied, are
the prodigious inequality with which this surplus is distributed, the little worth of
the objects to which the greater part of it is devoted, and the large share which
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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