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" People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices. "
Naked Among Cannibals: What Really Happens Inside Australian Banks - Page v
by Graham Hand - 2001 - 306 pages
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Social progress in contemporary Europe

Frederic Austin Ogg - Europe - 1912 - 384 pages
...and Adam Smith tells us that in his day people of the same trade seldom met, even for diversion, but "the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public or in some contrivance to raise prices." l All such combinations were contrary both to the common law and to statute,2 and the state repeatedly...
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The Disintegration of Monopoly: And Other Articles

Samuel Russell - Currency question - 1913 - 63 pages
...Smith in 1776: "People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public or in some contrivance to raise prices. It is impossible, indeed, to prevent such meetings by any law which either could be executed, or would...
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Business organization and combination: an analysis of the evolution and ...

Lewis Henry Haney - Corporations - 1913 - 483 pages
...Adam Smith wrote : " People of the same trade hardly meet together even for merriment or diversion but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices." Over one hundred years later, Mr. CM Schwab, the steel magnate, when asked if there had been pooling...
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The South Mobilizing for Social Service: Addresses Delivered at the Southern ...

Southern Sociological Congress. 2d, Atlanta - Sociology - 1913 - 702 pages
...same vein, said: "People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices." Another statement of the same age is significant: "It has been an ancient custom in the Kingdom of...
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Current economic problems: a series of readings in the control of industrial ...

Walton Hale Hamilton - Economics - 1916 - 789 pages
...remarked that "people of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices." And there is actual evidence of the rise of one of the oldest Trade Unions out of a gathering of the...
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Economic Development of Modern Europe

Frederic Austin Ogg - Europe - 1917 - 657 pages
...that in his time people of the same trade seldom met, even for diversion, but the conversation ended in " a conspiracy against the public or in some contrivance to raise prices." l The trade union was clearly a product of the Industrial Revolution. As one writer has remarked, "...
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New Era Economics: Presenting a Rational Theory of Value

John Frederick Brown - Economics - 1918 - 184 pages
...prevent." (p. 115.) "Townspeople of the same trade seldom meet together for merriment or diversion but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public or in some contrivance to raise prices." (p. 117.)* This is Adam Smith's explanation of how arose the custom of paying country labor, from which...
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The Law and Economics of Antitrust and Intellectual Property: An Austrian ...

Dina Kallay - Law - 2004 - 241 pages
...the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in conspiracy against the public, or in some contrivance to raise prices', Adam Smith, An 1nquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations 145 (RH Campbell and AS Skinner eds,...
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Social Control in Europe: 1500-1800

Herman Roodenburg - Social Science - 2004 - 826 pages
...of Nations: 176 People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the public, or in some conversation to raise prices. It is impossible to prevent such meetings, by any law which either could...
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Economic Issues Today: Alternative Approaches

Robert Barry Carson, Wade L. Thomas, Jason Hecht - Business & Economics - 2005 - 400 pages
...Threat or a Boon? People of the same trade seldom meet together, even for merriment and diversion, but the conversation ends in a conspiracy against the...some contrivance to raise prices. Adam Smith, 1776 Every contract, combination in the form of trust or otherwise, or conspiracy, in restraint of...
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