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What Everyone Should Know about Economics and Prosperity - Page 25
by James D. Gwartney, Richard L. Stroup, Richard Stroup - 1993 - 125 pages
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations, Volume 2

Adam Smith - Economics - 1786
...individual is continually exerting himfelf to find out the moft advantageous employVOL. II. N ment K ment for whatever capital he can command. It is his own advantage, indeed, and not that of the fociety, which he has in view. But the ftudy of his own advantage naturally, or rather neceflarily...
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations, Volume 2

Adam Smith - Economics - 1789
...EVERY individual is continually exerting himfclf to find out the moft advantageous employBOOK ment for whatever capital he can command. It is his own advantage, indeed, and not that of the fociety, which he has in view. But the ftudy of his own advantage naturally, or rather necefTarily...
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 2

Adam Smith - Economics - 1801
...have gone of its own accord. Every individual is continually exerting himfelf to find out the moft advantageous employment for whatever capital he can...is his own advantage , indeed , and not that of the fociety, which he has in view. But the ftudy of his own advantage naturally , or rather neceffarily...
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 2

Adam Smith - 1811
...to be more advantageous to the society, than that into which it would have gone of its own accord. . Every individual is continually exerting himself to...the study of his own advantage naturally, or rather necessarily,leads him to prefer that employment which is most advantageous to the society. First, every...
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 2

Adam Smith, Garnier (M., Germain) - Economics - 1811
...to be more advantageous to the society, than that into which it would have gone of its own accord. Every individual is continually exerting himself to...for whatever capital he can command. It is his own ad vantage, indeed, and not that of the society, which he has in view. But the study of his own advantage...
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The Works of Adam Smith: The nature and causes of the wealth of nations

Adam Smith - Economics - 1811
...is continually exerting himfelf to find out the mofl advantageous employVOL. in. N merit BOOK ment for whatever capital he can command. It is his own advantage, indeed, and not that of the fociety, which he has in view. But the ftudy of his own advantage naturally, or rather neceflarily...
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A practical treatise on the law relative to apprentices and journeymen: and ...

Joseph Chitty - Apprentices - 1812 - 169 pages
...impjiicy of advantageous employment; it is his own advan- Interference tage indeed, and not that of society, which he has in view; but the study of his...necessarily leads him to prefer that employment which, under existing circumstances, is most advantageous to the community. What is the. species of domestic...
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations, Volume 2

Adam Smith - Economics - 1822 - 428 pages
...likely to be more advantageous to the society than that into which it would have gone of its own accord. Every individual is continually exerting himself to find out the most advantageous employVOL. II. N merit for whatever capital he can command. It is his own advantage, indeed, and not...
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A treatise on the laws of commerce and manufactures, and the ..., Volume 1

Joseph Chitty, Great Britain - Commercial law - 1824
...celebrated writers, Smith, Hume, Paley, and Malthus, are uniform. Dr. Adam Smith (2) observes, that " every individual is continually exerting himself to find out the most advantageous employment: it is his Own advantage indeed, and not that of society, which he has in view; but the study of his...
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Lectures on the Elements of Political Economy

Thomas Cooper - Economics - 1826 - 280 pages
...would have gone of its own accord. Every individual is continually exerting himself to find out 4he most advantageous employment for whatever capital...command. It is his own advantage indeed, and not that of -society that he has in view; but this necessarily leads him to prefer that employment which is most...
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