Unto This Last: Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy

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ESSAY II. .
THE VEINS OF WEALTH

26. THE answer which would be made by any ordinary political economist to the statements contained in the preceding paper, is in few words as follows: --

"It is indeed true that certain advantages of a general nature may be obtained by the development of social affections. But political economists never professed, nor profess, to take advantages of a genμeral nature into consideration. Our science is simply the science of getting rich. So far from being a fallacious or visionary one, it is found by experience to be practically effective. Persons who follow its precepts do actually become rich, and

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface. ix
  • Unto This Last. 1
  • Essay Ii. - The Veins of Wealth 38
  • Essay Iii. - Qui Judicatis Terram 67
  • Essay Iv. Ad Valorem. 105
  • Index. 175
  • Index 177
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