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" To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. "
The Costs of War: America's Pyrrhic Victories - Página 200
editado por - 1997 - 450 páginas
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The Urge to Splurge: A Social History of Shopping

Laura Byrne Paquet - 2003 - 277 páginas
...Causes of the Wealth of Nations, published in 1776, and his opinion of such a nation is favorable: To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers. Other countries, however, thought that a focus on selling and profits was not something to be particularly...
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Politics of Oil

Lita Epstein, Charles Jaco, Julianne C. Iwersen-Niemann - 2003 - 311 páginas
...humanity's mastery of nature and their use of knowledge to make life better — became an end unto itself. To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a peope of customers may at first sight appear a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers,...
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Material Culture: Critical Concepts in the Social Sciences, Volumen2

Victor Buchli - 2004 - 521 páginas
...the British economy as a whole.63 That early prophet of free trade, Adam Smith, understood this well: "To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers."64 But it was the "shopkeepers" who won out, and sugar was one of their favorite weapons....
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City of Gold: An Apology for Global Capitalism in a Time of Discontent

David A. Westbrook - 2004 - 350 páginas
...The phrase nation of shopkeepers arose in the context of Adam Smith's discussion of colonial empire: To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...a people of customers may at first sight appear a proiect fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation...
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The Squashed Philosophers

Glyn Lloyd-Hughes - 2005 - 436 páginas
...the colonies, without in the least increasing that of the country in whose favour it is established. To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers. CHAPTER VIII. CONCLUSION OF THE MERCANTILE SYSTEM. Though the encouragement of exportation, and the...
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Hong Kong: The Pearl Made of British Mastery and Chinese Docile-diligence

Wei-Bin Zhang - 2006 - 200 páginas
...institutions for freedom. One may quote Smith to characterize traditional Chinese governing as follows: "To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...fit for a nation whose Government is influenced by shopkeepers.52" When I use the term Confucianism, I mean ancient Confucianism, if without special explanation....
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To Kill the King: Post-traditional Governance and Bureaucracy

David John Farmer - 2005 - 215 páginas
...misleading economic symbols, like those of the invisible hand and the corporation as an artificial person. To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...nation of shopkeepers; but extremely fit for a nation that is governed by shopkeepers. — Adam Smith 16 • A Nun and Barbed Wire The art of governance...
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Best of Enemies: Anglo-French Relations Since the Norman Conquest

Robert Gibson - 2005 - 326 páginas
...Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (1776). In Book IV, Chapter 7, Smith stated: 'To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...a project fit only for a nation of shop-keepers.' Smith's was a book that Napoleon is known to have read. In the following year, Napoleon had a further...
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Radical Evolution: The Promise and Peril of Enhancing Our Minds, Our Bodies ...

Joel Garreau - 2005 - 256 páginas
...Barere before the National Convention, WorldofQuotes.com. http://www.worldofquotes.com/topic/England/ 1 "To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a nation of shopkeepers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It...
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The Yale Book of Quotations

Fred R. Shapiro, Associate Librarian and Lecturer in Legal Research Fred R Shapiro - 2006 - 1067 páginas
...into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations vol. 2, bk. 4, ch. 2 (1776) See Adam Smith 1 7 without s that is governed by shopkeepers. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations vol....
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