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2 Note continued 17
Abstract
Ch. XVI Rise of Prices

This much however must be confessed, that
supposing the increase of general wealth to be clearly
ascertained and as strikingly exhibited clearly held up to view by other means
the ballance of trade is a matter altogether of indifference
of the most perfect insignificance. To suppose that the
trade of that nature which exports more gold and
silver than it imports is a lousy trade, or that ever
was or can be such a thing as a lousy trade, is to
fall into the absurdity - the contradiction in terms above
held up to view. One nation may give more than
anot by its trade than another, because with the in exchange
produce of a given quantity of its own labour it may
obtain the produce of a greater quantity of the labour
of another: but to suppose than either side the trade
can be any other than a gainful one, is to suppose
what is impossible, in the nature of man and things never did happen
nor ever can. If the millions of silver which Spain
exports to England costs less labour than the goods she
receives from it thence in return, England is it is true
a gainer by the exchange, but Spain is a still greater.




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001

Main Headings

annuity notes

Folio number

021

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001

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Category

text sheet

Number of Pages

1

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recto

Page Numbering

d2 / f17

Penner

jeremy bentham

Watermarks

1798 a<…>

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Paper Producer

frances wright

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Paper Produced in Year

1798

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21

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