Hints And Reflections For Railway Travellers And Others; Or, A Journey To The Phalanx, By Minor…

Paperback | January 19, 2012

byLuke James Hansard

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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. 1843. Excerpt: ... PART III. CHAP. I. A PAUSE. Now let us pause for a few moments to ask, What is it which all men are striving and labouring to obtain in this world 1 "What a simple question," say you, nevertheless it is worthy of a thought. "Happiness," you will perhaps reply, no such thing: try again--It is money, gold or silver, or their representative paper; copper you affect to despise. Now allow me to ask of what use is money when obtained?" What an absurdity to make such a foolish query!" Nay, can you eat it? can you drink it? can you clothe yourself with it? or if you do wear gold or silver, is it from the motive which induces you to clothe yourself at all? viz. for any certain use or pleasure you derive therefrom; "No, certainly not, when worn it is only used as ornament." Well, analyze we still deeper; if you cannot use it (i. e. money) actually as food and clothing, and you merely employ it as a means of obtaining by exchange the positive necessaries of human existence, pray what becomes of our monetary system altogether? does it not at once assume the form of barter? And yet one of our greatest diplomatists urged this as a reason for considering, during a time of panic as it was termed, that as the nation in his opinion was brought to a crisis which was within "twenty-four hours of a state of barter," therefore nearly all hope of our existence as a nation was in so great a degree at stake. Now even supposing the danger to have been positive instead of relative, there was a remedy; though the application were somewhat slow of operation. In society as at this day organized, one class are producers, both are consumers,--according to the system now proposed, all are more or less producers and all in some degree consumers,--therefore, there will at all times exist 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. 1843. Excerpt: ... PART III. CHAP. I. A PAUSE. Now let us pause for a few moments to ask, What is it which all men are striving and labouring to ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 19, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217484905

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