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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
Further consideration showed that the uses of money are in no respect promoted
by increasing the quantity which exists and circulates in a country ; the service
which it performs being as well rendered by a small as by a large aggregate ...
... protection afforded by government, rendered indispensable to their safety. The
greater stability, the fixity of personal position, which this state of society afforded,
in comparison with the Asiatic polity to which it economically corresponded, ...
When the time came at which the labour and sufferings of slaves were thought
worth economizing, the greater part of this bodily exertion was rendered
unnecessary, by contriving that the upper stone should be made to revolve upon
the lower, ...
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 ...
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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