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" No equal quantity of productive labour employed in manufactures can ever occasion so great a reproduction. In them nature does nothing; man does all; and the reproduction must always be in proportion to the strength of the agents that occasion it. "
An Essay on the External Corn Trade - Page 150
by Robert Torrens - 1826 - 416 pages
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 2

Adam Smith - Economics - 1811 - 538 pages
...work of man. It is seldom less than a fourth, and frequently more than a third, of the whole produce. No equal quantity of productive labour employed in...manufactures, can ever occasion so great a reproduction. In them Nature does nothing ; man does all ; and the reproduction must always be in proportion to the...
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An Inquiry Into the Various Systems of Political Economy: Their Advantages ...

Charles Ganilh - Economics - 1812 - 520 pages
...because nature performs seldom less than a fourth, and frequently more than a third, of the labour; and no equal quantity of • productive labour employed in manufactures can ever occasion so great a production." Next to the capital of the farmer, Adam Smith ranks that of the manufacturer, " who augments...
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The British review and London critical journal

1817 - 524 pages
...work of men. It is seldom less than a fourth, and frequently more than a third of the whole produce. No equal quantity of productive labour employed in...manufactures can ever occasion so great a reproduction." In short, land is itself a great fixed capital — the gift of heaven to the human race; whereas air,...
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 2

Adam Smith - Economics - 1819 - 532 pages
...work of man. It is seldom less than a fourth, and frequently more than a third, of the whole produce. No equal quantity of productive labour Employed in manufactures, can ever occasion so great reproduction. In them Nature does nothing ; man does all ; and the reproduction must always be in proportion...
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On the Principles of Political Economy and Taxation

David Ricardo - Economics - 1821 - 560 pages
...quantity which falls to the share of the farmer, but also that which is paid as rent to the landlord. Mr. Malthus says, " It has been justly observed by Adam Smith, that no equal quantity of produc. live labour employed in manufactures can ever occasion so great a reproduction as in agriculture."...
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On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation

David Ricardo - Classical school of economics - 1821 - 564 pages
...work of man. It is seldom less than a fourth, and frequently more than a third of the whole produce. No equal quantity of productive labour employed in...manufactures, can ever occasion so great a reproduction. In them nature does nothing, man does all ; and the reproduction must always be in proportion to the...
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 2

Adam Smith - Economics - 1822 - 564 pages
...seldom less than a fourth, and frequently more than a third of the whole produce. No equal quantityfof productive labour employed in manufactures can ever occasion so great a reproduction. In them nature does nothing ; man does all ; and the reproduction must always be in proportion to the...
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

Adam Smith - Economics - 1838 - 476 pages
...work of man. It is seldom less than a fourth, and frequently more than a third, of the whole produce. No equal quantity of productive labour employed in manufactures, can ever occasion > great reproduction. In them Nature does nothing ; man does all ; and the reproduction must always...
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Tracts on protection

National Association for the Protection of Industry and Capital (Great Britain) - Free trade - 1850 - 246 pages
...that of the farmer, not only bis labouring servants, but his labouring cattle are productive labour. 9 No equal quantity of productive labour employed in...manufactures can ever occasion so great a reproduction, in them nature does nothing— ''man does all, and the reproduction must always be in proportion to...
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The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 25

Commerce - 1851 - 802 pages
...agricultural industry, which mo<t political economists consider peculiarly productive. Mr. ibltlius says; " It has been justly observed by Adam Smith, that no equal quantity of productive labor, employed in manufactures, can ever occasion so great a re-production as in agriculture." Commenting...
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