Unto This Last and Other Essays on Political Economy

Unto This Last and Other Essays on Political Economy

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"[...]luxury; and yet farther, to procure him large intervals of healthful rest and serviceable leisure. And a nation's labour, well applied, is in like manner, amply sufficient to provide its whole population with good food and comfortable habitation; and not with those only, but with good education besides, and objects of luxury, art treasures, such as these you have around you now. But by those same laws of Nature and Providence, if the labour of the nation or of the individual be misapplied, and much more if it be insufficient, -if the nation or man be indolent and unwise, -suffering and want result, exactly in proportion to the indolence and improvidence, -to the refusal of labour, or to the misapplication of it. Wherever you see want, or misery, or degradation, in this world about you, there, be sure, either industry has been wanting, or industry has been in error. It is not accident, it is not Heaven-commanded calamity, it is[...show more

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  • Paperback | 290 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 390g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507534124
  • 9781507534120

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