All know that it is one thing to be rich, another thing to be enlightened, brave, or
humane ; that the questions how a nation is made wealthy, and how it is made ...
Those things, indeed, are all indirectly connected, and react upon one another.
Importation of anything, other than the precious metals, was regarded as a loss to
the nation of the whole price of the things imported ; unless they were brought in
to be re-exported at a profit, or unless, being the materials or instruments of ...
... they would sell for less, their owner is reputed less rich, though the things
themselves are precisely the same. It is true, also, that people do not grow rich by
keeping their money unused, and that they must be willing to spend in order to
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
But with money you are at once able to buy whatever things are for sale ; and one
whose fortune is in money, or in things rapidly convertible into it, seems both to
himself and others to possess not any one thing, but all the things which the ...
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