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... all other things (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
Things for which nothing could be obtained in exchange, however useful or
necessary they may be, are not wealth in the sense in which the term is used in
Political Economy. Air, for example, though the most absolute of necessaries,
bears no ...
It departs, however, too widely from the custom of language, to be likely to obtain
general acceptance, or to be of use for ... all useful or agreeable things except
those which can be obtained, in the quantity desired, without labour or sacrifice.
But this additional food is only obtained by a great additional amount of labour ;
so that not only an agricultural has much less leisure than a pastoral population,
but, with the imperfect tools and unskilful processes which are for a long time ...
... in consideration of that burden, freed from the expense and trouble of their own
military and naval protection, might enjoy under it a considerable share of
economical prosperity, while the ascendant community obtained a surplus of
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