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If you ask how rich a person is, you are answered that he has so many thousand
pounds. All income and expenditure, all gains and losses, everything by which
one becomes richer or poorer, are reckoned as the coming in or going out of so ...
This is wealth to the person to whom it brings in a revenue, and who could
perhaps sell it in the market for the full amount of the debt. But it is not wealth to
the country ; if the engagement were annulled, the country would be neither
poorer nor ...
In this wealth, without reckoning the large portion which adheres to the hands
employed in collecting it, many persons of course participate, besides the
immediate household of the sovereign. A large part is distributed among the
Gold and jewels, therefore, constitute a large proportion of the wealth of these
nations, and many a rich Asiatic carries nearly his whole fortune on his person, or
on those of the women of his harem. No one, except the monarch, thinks of ...
... occupied in producing conveniences and luxuries of innumerable kinds, or in
transporting them from place to place ; also a multitude of persons employed in
directing and superintending these various labours ; and over and above all
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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