The Economics of Progress

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T.F. Unwin, 1918 - 298 psl.

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223 psl. - Thou makest thine appeal to me: I bring to life, I bring to death: The spirit does but mean the breath: I know no more.
122 psl. - Rent is that portion of the produce of the earth, which is paid to the landlord for the use of the original and indestructible powers of the soil.
222 psl. - Are God and Nature then at strife, That Nature lends such evil dreams So careful of the type she seems, So careless of the single life...
59 psl. - England's Improvement by Sea and Land. To out-do the Dutch without Fighting, to Pay Debts without Moneys, to set at work all the Poor of England with the Growth of our own Lands.
103 psl. - ... since improvements which do not diminish employment on the whole, almost always throw some particular class of labourers out of it, there cannot be a more legitimate object of the legislator's care than the interests of those who are thus sacrificed to the gains of their fellow-citizens and of posterity.
77 psl. - Hitherto it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater population to live the same life of drudgery and imprisonment, and an increased number of manufacturers and others to make fortunes.
41 psl. - The friends of humanity cannot but wish that in all countries the laboring classes should have a taste for comforts and enjoyments, and that they should be stimulated by all legal means in their exertions to procure them. There cannot be a better security against a superabundant population.
77 psl. - It is only in the backward countries of the world that increased production is still an important object : in those most advanced, what is economically needed is a better distribution, of which one indispensable means is a stricter restraint on population.
250 psl. - ... to the melancholy conclusion that we are fast approaching, if we have not already attained, the utmost limit of our greatness ; and that a long decay is .destined to precede the fall of the British empire. During that period our population will remain stationary or recede ; our courage will, perhaps, abate ; our wealth will certainly diminish...
42 psl. - But their most vital fault was that they did not see how liable to change are the habits and institutions of industry.

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