"Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because
its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience."
No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are miserable.
"Adam Smith conceptualized
the invisible hand as the natural
inclination of an individual to promote domestic interests.
has been manipulated to promote the concept of a self regulating market in
which the less regulation and restrictions there are, the better all society
will be, as industry will naturally benefit all people.
manipulation of this phrase has taken the notion of
the invisible hand away from the
actions of individuals and transferred it to promoting non-regulation of
That is a far cry from Adam Smith's contention." -
Andrew Gavin Marshall
monopoly granted either to
an individual or a trading incorporation has the same effect as a secret in
trade or manufacturing.
monopolists, by keeping
the market constantly understocked, by never fully supplying the effectual
demand, sell their commodities much above the natural price, and raise their
emoluments, whether they consist in wages or profit, greatly above their
The price of
monopoly is upon every
occasion the highest which can be got.
The natural price, or
the price of free competition, on
the contrary, is the lowest which can be taken, not upon every occasion indeed,
but for any considerable time altogether.
The one is upon every
occasion the highest which can be squeezed out of the buyer, or which, it is
supposed, they will consent to give: The other is the lowest which the sellers
can commonly afford to take, and at the same time continue their
a market free from
self-serving public policies,
competition among the self-interests of disparate groups of consumers and
producers produces a stable expanding economy.
Country gentlemen and
farmers are, to their great
honor, of all people, the least
subject to the wretched spirit of monopoly.
The undertaker of a great
manufactory is sometimes alarmed if another manufacturer of the same category
is established within twenty miles of him.
The Dutch woollen
manufacture at Abbeville stipulated, that no work of the same category should
be established within thirty leagues of that city. .
country gentlemen, on the contrary, are generally disposed rather to promote
than to obstruct the cultivation and improvement of their neighbors' farms and
They have no secrets, such as those of the greater part of
manufacturers, but are generally rather fond of communicating to their
neighbors, and of extending as far as possible any new practice which they have
found to be advantageous.
The great source of both the
disorders of human life, seems
to arise from over-rating the difference between one permanent situation and
Some of those situation may, no doubt, deserve to be preferred
to others: but none of them can deserve to be pursued with the passionate
ardour which drives us to violate the rules either of
prudence or of justice; or to corrupt the
future tranquility of our minds, either by shame from the remembrance of our
own folly, or by remorse from the horror of our own
In modern war the great
expense of fire arms gives an evident advantage to the nation which can best
afford that expense; and consequently, to an
opulent and civilized, over
a poor and barbarous nation.
ancient times the opulent and
civilized found it difficult to defend themselves against
the poor and barbarous nations.
In modern times the poor and
barbarous find it difficult to defend themselves against the
Such is the delicacy of man alone, that no object is
produced to his liking.
He finds that in everything there is need for
The whole industry of
human life is employed not in procuring the supply of our three humble
lodging, but in procuring the
conveniences of it according to the nicety and delicacy of our
Finding nothing either in the animals or vegetables of the newly
discovered countries, which could justify a very advantageous representation of
them, Columbus turned his view towards their minerals; and in the richness of the production
of this third kingdom, he flattered himself, he had found a full compensation
for the insignificance of those of the other two.
The little bits of
gold with which the inhabitants ornamented their dress, and which, he was
informed, they frequently found in the rivulets and torrents that fell from the
mountains, were sufficient to satisfy him that those mountains abounded with
the richest gold mines.
St. Domingo, therefore, was represented as a
country abounding with gold, and, upon that account an inexhaustible source of
real wealth to the crown and kingdom of Spain.
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