Elements of Political Economy

C. Scribner, 1866 - 449 Seiten

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Seite 101 - This great increase of the quantity of work which, in consequence of the division of labour, the same number of people are capable of performing, is owing to three different circumstances; first, to the increase of dexterity in every particular workman; secondly, to the saving of the time which is commonly lost in passing from one species of work to another ; and lastly, to the invention of a great number of machines which facilitate and abridge labour, and enable one man to do the work of many.
Seite 245 - An act to provide a national currency secured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the circulation and redemption thereof,
Seite 4 - And the field of Ephron, which was in Machpelah, which was before Mamre, the field, and the cave which was therein, and all the trees that were in the field, that were in all the borders round about, were made sure 18 unto Abraham for a possession in the presence of the children of Heth, before all that went in at the gate of his city.
Seite 14 - the actions of the husbandman in the seed-time, when he casteth away much good corn into the ground, we shall account him rather a madman than a husbandman. But when we consider his labours in the harvest, which is the end of his endeavours, we shall find the worth and plentiful increase of his actions.
Seite 205 - ... uphold the castles, houses, mills, parks and ponds ; and if he commit the guardianship of the estate to the sheriff or any other, he shall previously oblige them to find surety to the same purpose. During the minority of a baron, while his lands are in wardship and are not in his own possession, no debt which he owes to the Jews shall bear any interest. Heirs shall be married without disparagement, and before the marriage be contracted the nearest relations of the person shall be informed of...
Seite 18 - That the whole World as to Trade, is but as one Nation or People, and therein Nations are as Persons. That the loss of a Trade with one Nation, is not that only, separately considered, but so much of the Trade of the World rescinded and lost, for all is combined together.
Seite 4 - And Abraham hearkened unto Ephron; and Abraham weighed to Ephron the silver, which he had named in the audience of the sons of Heth, four hundred shekels of silver, current money with the merchant.
Seite 77 - Society is one vast hive of buyera and sellers, every man bringing something to the market and carrying something off. We speak of the commercial classes, but all classes arc commercial. Everybody exchanges. You do something for me, and I will do something for you, is one of the deepest laws of Society.
Seite 277 - Both the constitutionality and the expediency of the law creating this Bank are well questioned by a large portion of our fellow-citizens ; and it must be admitted by all, that it has failed in the great end of establishing a uniform and sound currency.
Seite 326 - commerce" and " trade" are commonly regarded as convertible terms; yet are the ideas they express so widely different as to render it essential that their difference be clearly understood. All men are prompted to associate and combine with each other, to exchange ideas and services with each other, and thus to maintain COMMERCE. Some men seek to perform exchanges for other men, and thus to maintain TRADE. Commerce is the object everywhere desired and everywhere sought to be accomplished. Traffic...

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