Outlines of Economics

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Flood and Vincent, 1893 - 347 стор.

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Сторінка 204 - ... first, the agreeableness or disagreeableness of the employments themselves; secondly, the easiness and cheapness, or the difficulty and expense of learning them; thirdly, the constancy or inconstancy of employment in them; fourthly, the small or great trust which must be reposed in those who exercise them; and, fifthly, the probability or improbability of success in them.
Сторінка 10 - His substance also was seven thousand sheep, and three thousand camels, and five hundred yoke of oxen, and five hundred she-asses, and a very great household; so that this man was the greatest of all the men of the East.
Сторінка 244 - That the percentage of outlay for lodging, or rent, and for fuel and light, is invariably the same, whatever the income. Fourth, That as the income increases in amount, the percentage of outlay for "sundries
Сторінка 40 - There were dark patches even in his age, but we now approach a darker period, — a- period as disastrous and as terrible as any through which a nation ever passed ; disastrous and terrible, because, side by side with a great increase of wealth was seen an enormous increase of pauperism ; and production on a vast scale, the result of free competition, led to a rapid alienation of classes and to the degradation of a large body of producers.
Сторінка 160 - University: (1) Credit furnishes a more perfect and convenient means of payment in large sums and between distant places than the precious metals, saving time and labor. This is effected by means of notes, checks and bills of exchange.
Сторінка 27 - At every considerable house there was a manufactory. Every clothier keeps one horse at least to carry his manufactures to the market ; and every one generally keeps a cow or two or more for his family. By this means the small pieces of enclosed land about each house are occupied, for they scarce sow corn enough to feed their poultry. The houses are full of lusty fellows, some at the dye-vat, some at the looms, others dressing the cloths ; the women and children carding or spinning ; being all employed...
Сторінка 191 - I confess to at one time having viewed them suspiciously; but a long study of the history of labor has convinced me that they are not only the best friends of the workman but the best agency for the employer and the public; and that to the extension of these associations political economists and statesmen must look for the solution of some among the most pressing and difficult problems of our times.
Сторінка 27 - ... divided into small enclosures from two acres to six or seven each, seldom more, every three or four pieces of land had an house belonging to them.
Сторінка 50 - Cash-payment is not the sole relation of human beings ; we think, nothing doubting, that it absolves and liquidates all engagements of man.
Сторінка 27 - At every considerable house was a manufactory. . . . Every clothier keeps one horse, at least, to carry his Manufactures to the Market; and every one, generally, keeps a Cow or two or more for his Family.

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