A Consideration Of The Wealth And Poverty Of Nations; Embracing Also The Evolution Of Industry And…

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byWolcott Noble Griswold

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... Under influence of this element of human nature, it is self-praise, imposture, evasive and delusive promises with professional men; it is shirking, direct deceit and pretense with those engaged in personal service; it is short measure, light weight, misrepresented quality and false statements regarding cost, loss and profit with trade and transportation; it is counterfeiting and adulteration with manufacturers and the petty forms of deceit regarding quality and quantity, which mark the transactions of agriculture. Pure exchange wherein value moves from person to person with exact equation is rarely thought of; advantage--somewhat more to be got than given--is the present inciting motive of commerce, as well as of the other phases of industrial life. A line of falsification in some of its more or less delicate manifestations, by common consent, marks most acts of exchange and is recognized and admitted by the parties thereto. Every one is on the lookout lest he is the sufferer through the operation of deception and fraud. But organized society, as to its interference with the despoiling operations of private enterprise, goes, in defense of the interests of the people, much farther than mere inspection and surveillance. It is against vast and aggressive influences and their outward, combined and overpowering expression in current incidents of business, that government enters the arena of limitation and control. Intuitively, under unendurable or unjustifiable exaction, the public appeals to government, as the best exponent and executioner of that justice which should underlie all law, for effective relief; and under the plastic touch of public opinion these appeals have met a willing, but, too often, a tardy response. In the operation of this fearful truth a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1887. Excerpt: ... Under influence of this element of human nature, it is self-praise, imposture, evasive and delusive promises with professional...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:104 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217907938

ISBN - 13:9780217907934

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