Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy, Том 1

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Стр. 413 - human mind, the most vulgar is that of attributing the diversities of conduct and character to inherent natural differences. What race would not be indolent and insouciant when things are so arranged, that they derive no advantage from forethought or exertion ? If such
Стр. 268 - and feelings of the ruling portion of the community make them, and are very different in different ages and countries ; and might be still more different, if mankind so chose. The opinions and feelings of mankind, doubtless, are not a matter of chance. They are consequences of the fundamental laws of human nature, combined with the existing
Стр. 483 - earns, therefore, while he is employed, must not only maintain him while he is idle, but make him some compensation for those anxious and desponding moments which the thought of so precarious a situation must sometimes occasion. When the computed earnings of the greater part <>f manufacturers, accordingly, are nearly upon a level
Стр. 277 - of wealth, partake of the character of physical truths. There is nothing optional or arbitrary in them. Whatever mankind produce, must be produced in the modes, and under the conditions, imposed by the constitution of external things, and by the inherent properties of
Стр. 546 - obtained by a double exchange, a sale followed by a purchase —the question of Value is fundamental.) Almost every speculation respecting the economical interests of a society thus constituted, implies some theory of Value: the smallest error on that subject infects with corresponding error all our other conclusions ; and anything vague or misty in our
Стр. 168 - on in the same workhouse, the loss of time is no doubt much less. It is even in this case, however, very considerable. A man commonly saunters a little in turning his hand from one sort of employment to another. A\
Стр. 255 - but, at most, causes it to be somewhat earlier felt. • It is in vain to say, that all months which the increase of mankind calls into existence bring with them hands. The new mouths require as much food as the old ones, and the hands do not produce as
Стр. 486 - annual gains bear but a small proportion to their annual expense, even though you rate the former as high, and the latter as low, as can well be done." Whether this is true in our own day, when the gains of the few are incomparably greater than in the time of Adam DIFFERENCES OF
Стр. 421 - But this is not a time, nor is the human mind now in a condition, in which such insolent pretensions can be maintained. The land of Ireland, the land of every country, belongs to the people of that country. The individuals called landowners have no right, in morality and justice, to anything
Стр. 18 - PRELIMINARY REMARKS. Every one has a notion, sufficiently correct for common purposes, of what is meant by wealth. The enquiries which relate to it are in no danger of being confounded with those relating to any other of the great human interests. All know that it is one. thing to be rich, another thing to be enlightened, brave, or humane

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