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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 Bourgeois Virtues: Ethics for an Age of Commerce

Deirdre N. McCloskey - 2010 - 634 páginas
...restrict domestic competition] for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers. ... is ... a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers,...fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers."79 The more comprehensive and effective is the state, the greater is the incentive for...
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Dictionary of Proverbs

George Latimer Apperson - 2006 - 656 páginas
...The Wealth of Nations, iv vii (1828), III 41, To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. 1831: Disraeli, Young Duke, I xi. Hast thou brought this, too, about that ladies' hearts should be...
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Who put the 'great' in Great Britain?: the history of Great Britain ...

Peter Ryding - 2006 - 302 páginas
...Scotsman Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations (1776): To found a great empire for the purpose of raising a people of customers may, at first sight, appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers.' When during the Napoleonic Wars the French were planning to invade Britain, the population was warned...
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The Cambridge Companion to Adam Smith

Knud Haakonssen, Professor of Philosophy Knud Haakonssen - 2006 - 409 páginas
...more considered than either that of the colonies or that of the mother country" (WN, IV.vii.b.49). "To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers," Smith ironically noted of the legal monopolies governing colonial trade, was "a project altogether...
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Disciples of All Nations: Pillars of World Christianity

Lamin O. Sanneh - 2007 - 384 páginas
...issue in his book. See Ian Linden, A New Map of the World (London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 2003). 22. "To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...up a people of customers may at first sight appear as a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a...
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From Witchcraft to Wisdom: A History of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the ...

Geoffrey Chamberlain - 2007 - 352 páginas
...x . Chapter Four Enlightenment (1688-1783) "To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers." Adam Smith (1760) Between the Glorious Revolution (1688-89) and the final defeat of the French Emperor...
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Safire's Political Dictionary

William Safire - 2008 - 862 páginas
...Shopkeeping nation." The phrase was given currency in 1776 by Adam Smith in The Wealth of Nations: "To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising...nation whose Government is influenced by shopkeepers." The phrase was probably already in current usage when Smith used it; on August 1, 1776, American revolutionary...
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