A Treatise on the Principles, Practice, & History of Commerce

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Baldwin and Cradock, 1833 - 128 ページ
 

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24 ページ - ... be so dangerous as in the hands of a man who had folly and presumption enough to fancy himself fit to exercise it.
5 ページ - The end therefore which at present calls forth our efforts, will be found, when it is once gained, to be only one of the means to some remoter end. The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope.
91 ページ - If an alien could acquire a permanent property in lands, he must owe an allegiance, equally permanent with that property, to the king of England; which would probably be inconsistent with that which he owes to his own natural liege lord : besides that thereby the nation might in time be subject to foreign influence, and feel many other inconveniences.
9 ページ - The capital which sends Scotch manufactures to London, and brings back English corn and manufactures to Edinburgh, necessarily replaces, by every such operation, TWO British capitals which had both been employed in the agriculture or manufactures of Great Britain. " The capital employed in purchasing foreign goods for home consumption, when this purchase is made with the produce of domestic industry, replaces ,also by every such operation TWO distinct capitals, but ONE of them only is employed in...
105 ページ - A compilation from earlier historical works made, in the form in which we have it, at the end of the thirteenth or the beginning of the fourteenth century and known by the name of WALTER OF COVENTRY (W.
118 ページ - ... it cometh to pass upon the loss or perishing of any ship, there followeth not the undoing of any man, but the loss lighteth rather easily upon many than heavily upon few and rather upon them that adventure not than those that do adventure, whereby all merchants especially of the younger sort, are allured to venture more willingly and more freely...
64 ページ - That, unfortunately, a policy, the very reverse of this, has been, and is, more or less adopted and acted upon by the Government of this and of every other country; each trying to exclude the productions of other countries, with the specious and well-meant design of encouraging its own productions...
64 ページ - That of the numerous protective and prohibitory duties of our commercial code, it may be proved that, while all operate as a very heavy tax on the com munity at large, very few are of any ultimate benefit to the classes in whose favour they were originally instituted, and none to the extent of the loss occasioned by them to other classes.
89 ページ - All Merchants (if they were not openly prohibited before) shall have their safe and sure Conduct to depart out of England, to come into England, to tarry in, and go through England, as well by Land as by Water, to buy and sell without any manner of evil Tolts, by the old and rightful Customs, except in Time of War.
76 ページ - Such encouragements do not tend to turn towards any particular employment a greater share of the capital of the country than what would go to that employment of its own accord, but only to hinder the duty from driving away any part of that share to other employments. They tend not to overturn that balance which naturally establishes itself among all the various employments of the society; but to hinder it from being overturned by the duty. They tend not to destroy, but to preserve what it is in most...

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