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" ... any sort of action or operation, whether performed by man, the lower animals, machinery, or natural agents, that tends to bring about a desirable result! "
Principles of Political Economy - Page 143
by George Poulett Scrope - 1833 - 457 pages
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Political Economy: An Inquiry Into the Natural Grounds of Right to Vendible ...

Samuel Read - Economics - 1829 - 440 pages
...term (namely labour) "may properly be defined" (see the publication before cited, vol. iv. p. 75.) any sort of action or operation, whether performed...natural agents, that tends to bring about a desirable remit III" Now mark the consequences: — If there be no necessity to distinguish the effects of labour...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1831 - 620 pages
...that ' the effects of capital may be called the effects of labour; and labour may be properly defined any sort of action or operation, whether performed...agents, that tends to bring about a desirable result!' We only ask, if labour and capital, as well as profits and wages, are convertible terms, let us couveit...
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 44

English literature - 1831
...that ' the effects of capital may be called the effects of labour ; and labour may be properly defined any sort of action or operation, whether performed...agents, that tends to bring about a desirable result !' We only ask, if labour and capital, as well as profits and wages, are convertible terms, let us...
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The Quarterly Review

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray (IV), Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1831 - 620 pages
...that ' the effects of capital may be called the effects of labour ; and labour may be properly defined any sort of action or operation, whether performed...agents, that tends to bring about a desirable result !' We only ask, if labour and capital, as well as profits and wages, are convertible terms, let us...
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Political Economy: Its Objects, Uses, and Principles, Considered with ...

Alonzo Potter - Capitalism - 1840 - 332 pages
...defining labour to be " any sort of action or operation, whether performed by man, the lower'animals, machinery, or natural agents, that tends to bring...to aid in production," includes in it land, labour levenue, and profit itself: while his astounding declaration that bubble-blowing and turtle-eating...
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De Bow's Review, Volume 22

Industries - 1857
...supply it by such a crude definition as he has suggested. Labor " may be properly defined," says he, " any sort of action, or operation, whether performed...machinery, or natural agents that tends to bring about any desirable result." This is exceedingly unscientific and illogical ; it would permit us t? regard...
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Political Economy: Its Objects, Uses, and Principles: Considered with ...

Alonzo Potter - Capitalism - 1862 - 364 pages
...ultra refinement has driven him into the equally monstrous inconsistency of defining labour to be " any sort of action or operation, whether performed...result" (Edition of Wealth of Nations); thus making laboui include imih capital and land. Again, his definition of capital, as " all that can be made to...
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The Anatomy of Wealth Or the ABC of Every Day Life

James Goulton Constable - 1880 - 135 pages
...such effect." — Adam Smith. (12). "Labour is any sort of action or operation, whether per' formed by man, the lower animals, machinery, or natural agents, ' that tends to bring about any desirable result." — McCulloch. (13). " Labour is the exercise of any human faculties for a definite...
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PRINCIPLES OF THE ECONOMIC PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIETY, GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY

VAN BUREN DENSLOW - 1888
...for savage life over civilized. JR McCulloch, in his notes to Adam Smith, p. 435, defines labor as " any sort of action or operation, whether performed...machinery, or natural agents, that tends to bring about any desirable result. In so far, however, as it is done by natural agents it has no value." The last...
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Principles of the Economic Philosophy of Society, Government and Industry

Van Buren Denslow - Economics - 1888 - 846 pages
...weep around a tomb, a stronger use of the term. Adam Smith is vague. McCulloch dc flues labor ' as any sort of action or operation, whether performed...machinery, or natural agents, that tends to bring about any desirable result.' But this is to distort ordinary language, and to turn men into machines, without...
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