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Political Economy, properly so called, has grown up almost from infancy since the
time of Adam Smith : and the philosophy of society, from which practically that
eminent thinker never separated his more peculiar theme, though still in a very ...
of society in the relation in which they stand to the best social ideas of the present
time, as he did, with such admirable success, in reference to the philosophy of his
century. Such is the idea which the writer of the present work has kept before ...
... and distribution : including, directly or remotely, the operation of all the causes
by which the condition of mankind, or of any society of human beings, in respect
to this universal object of human desire, is made prosperous or the reverse.
From this state of society to the agricultural the transition is not indeed easy, (for
no great change in the habits of mankind is otherwise than difficult, and in
general either painful or very slow,) but it lies in what may be called the
the general condition of the society ; and hence the inveterate impression, of
which Europeans have only at a late period been disabused, concerning the
great opulence of Oriental nations. In this wealth, without reckoning the large
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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