The Distribution of Wealth

Paperback | February 8, 2012

byThomas Nixon Carver

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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.1904 Excerpt: ... THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH CHAPTER I VALUE Moved by the primal instinct of acquisition, the boy with a pocket soon fills it with a collection of things which from time to time have served his purpose or pleased his fancy. As he advances in experience and knowledge of the world he gradually learns to distinguish in certain of these things a quality which makes them especially desirable. Things possessing this quality give him a peculiar power over his fellows--the power of securing from them certain of their possessions in peaceful and voluntary exchange. In other words, such things possess the advantage of being exchangeable for other desirable things. From this time forth his efforts are directed more and more toward the securing of things of this class, because he recognizes more and more the strategic advantage which comes to him through the possession of this soul-compelling power. With it he is able to command the resources of his fellows in peaceful and voluntary exchange. This evolution which takes place in the juvenile mind is the counterpart of one which has taken place in society at large. In undeveloped societies, according to all accounts, each individual tries to make, gather, or otherwise secure, such things as will directly satisfy his own wants or those of his own family. But in all highly developed societies, especially in our own, the immediate concern of the individual is to make, gather, or otherwise secure the possession of, something which will bring him other things in exchange for itself. Having secured a thing of this kind, which he may not himself be able to use, he can depend upon getting something which he does want from among the possessions of his fellows. A thing which possesses this power is said to be valuable, or to possess...

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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.1904 Excerpt: ... THE DISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH CHAPTER I VALUE Moved by the primal instinct of acquisition, the boy with a pocket soon fills it with...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:62 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217280013

ISBN - 13:9780217280013

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