An Essay on the Political Economy of Nations; Or, a View of the Intercourse of Countries, as Influencing Their Wealth

An Essay on the Political Economy of Nations; Or, a View of the Intercourse of Countries, as Influencing Their Wealth

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1821 edition. Excerpt: ...of a third: --"II commercio d'economia e il solo che conviene ai paesi sterili. Essi debono cercare quello del quale abbonda ciascheduna nazione, e quello che le manca. Essi debbono permutare il superrluo delle altre, e da questa permuta sempre vantaggiosa ripetere la loro sussistenza, e la loro straniera ricchezza."--La Scienza della Legislazione, lib. 2. cap. 18. In a spirit not dissimilar, drawing general principles from partial effects, Sir Josiah Child makes the cause of the commercial prosperity of Holland to have been the small rate of interest there prevalent. "The Dutch low interest," he says, "through our own supineness, hath robbed us totally of all trade, not inseparably annexed to this kingdom by the benevolence of Divine Providence, and our act of navigation." commerce serves for the interchange of necessaries and comforts; or between different nations, when it effects permutations of commodities, not common to each other's soil or industry; if it does not actually increase, by its direct application, the creation of material objects, it is a powerful facilitation and an incitement to the same, by presenting new objects to the eye, which excite the desire, and occasion the application necessary to furnish the value, with which to obtain them. Agriculture, with this view, becomes methodized and improved; manufactures followed with greater skill, arrangement, and effect. The commercial intercourse of nations may be divided into three kinds: commerce of production, which rests upon the territorial or manufacturing industrr;--the colonial trade, dependent entirely on the colonies and the carrying trade, which intervenes between other countries without being directly connected with their production. Foreign...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236622618
  • 9781236622617