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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

By: Adam Smith

...AN INQUIRY INTO THE NATURE AND CAUSES OF THE WEALTH OF NATIONS by Adam Smith A PENN STATE ELECTRONIC CLASSICS SER... ...CTRONIC CLASSICS SERIES PUBLICATION An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith is a publication of the Pennsylvania... ...sity. This Portable Document file is furnished free and without any charge of any kind. Any person using this document file, for any purpose, and in a... ...were consumed in that operation. This was the case, too, with the mines of Cuba and St. Domingo, and even with the ancient mines of Peru, after the di... ...part of their value to many other sorts of riches. The poor inhabitants of Cuba and St. Domingo, when they were first discovered by the Spaniards, use... ...en, lawyers, physicians, men of letters of all kinds; players, buf- foons, musicians, opera-singers, opera-dancers, etc. The labour of the meanest of ... ...e declamation of the actor, the harangue of the orator, or the tune of the musician, the work of all of them perishes in the very instant of its produ... ... Mexico was the project, not of the council of Spain, but of a governor of Cuba; and it was effectuated by the spirit of the bold adventurer to whom i... ...er the direction of the public magistrate, in gymnas- tic exercises and in music. By gymnastic exercises, it was intended to harden his body, to sharp...

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...Contents INTRODUCTION AND PLAN OF THE WORK .......................................................................... 8 BOOK I OF THE CAUSES OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE PRODUCTIVE POWERS OF LABOUR, AND OF THE ORDER ACCORDING TO WHICH ITS PRODUCE IS NATURALLY DIS...

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