Economic Sophisms

Economic Sophisms

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"[...]simple proposition: "The wealth of men consists in the abundance of commodities." Do we not hear it said every day, "The foreigner is about to inundate us with his products?" Then we fear abundance. Did not M. Saint Cricq exclaim, "Production is excessive?" Then he feared abundance. Do workmen break machines? Then they fear excess of production, or abundance. Has not M. Bugeaud pronounced these words, "Let bread be dear, and agriculturists will get rich?" Now, bread cannot be dear but because it is scarce. Therefore M. Bugeaud extols scarcity. Does not M. d'Argout urge as an argument against sugar-growing the[...]."show more

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  • Paperback | 236 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 11.43mm | 353.8g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507555725
  • 9781507555729

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