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While there were so many things to render the assumption which is the basis of
the mercantile system plausible, there is also some small foundation in reason,
though a very insufficient one, for the distinction which that system so
derived from the produce of industry ; and in any tolerably governed country they
render to its operations a service far more than equivalent to the cost. To society
at large they are therefore part of the expenses of production ; and if the returns ...
They are all concerned in producing food, and depend for their remuneration on
the food produced ; when the one class abounds and flourishes, the others do so
too ; they form collectively the " agricultural interest ; " they render but one ...
They are, First, utilities fixed and embodied in outward objects ; by labour
employed in investing external material things with properties which render them
serviceable to human beings. This is the common case, and requires no
Thirdly and lastly, utilities not fixed or embodied in any object, but consisting in a
mere service rendered ; a pleasure given, an inconvenience or a pain averted,
during a longer or a shorter time, but without leaving a permanent acquisition in ...
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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