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" Hitherto it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater population to live the same life of drudgery and imprisonment, and an increased number of manufacturers... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 412
1848
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Investigation of Concentration of Economic Power: Monograph

United States. Congress. House. Temporary National Economic Committee - 1940 - 374 pages
...questionable— the passage runs— If all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater...imprisonment, and an increased number of manufacturers nud others to make fortunes. They have increased the comforts of the middle classes. But they have...
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From Serfdom to Socialism

James Keir Hardie, James Ramsay MacDonald, Philip Snowden Snowden (Viscount) - 1974 - 396 pages
...mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. They have enabled a great population to live the same life of drudgery and imprisonment,...manufacturers, and others, to make large fortunes. . . . To work at the bidding and for the profit of another without any interest in the work—the price...
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The Machinery Question and the Making of Political Economy 1815-1848

Maxine Berg - 1982 - 392 pages
...leisure. Hitherto it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater...increased number of manufacturers and others to make fortunes. They have increased the comforts of the middle classes. But they have not yet begun to effect...
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Critics of Capitalism: Victorian Reactions to 'Political Economy'

Elisabeth Jay, Richard Jay - 1986 - 268 pages
...labour. Hitherto it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater...increased number of manufacturers and others to make fortunes. They have increased the comforts of the middle classes. But they have not yet begun to effect...
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James and John Stuart Mill: Father and Son in the Nineteenth Century

Bruce Mazlish - 1988 - 484 pages
...labor. Hitherto it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater...increased number of manufacturers and others to make fortunes. They have increased the comforts of the middle classes. But they have not yet begun to effect...
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Theorists of Economic Growth from David Hume to the Present: With a ...

W. W. Rostow - 1992
...labour. Hitherto it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater...increased number of manufacturers and others to make fortunes. They have increased the comforts of the middle classes. But they have not yet begun to effect...
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John Stuart Mill: Critical Assessments, Volume 1

John Cunningham Wood - 1991 - 656 pages
..."questionable," declared Mill, "if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater population to live the same fife of drudgery and imprisonment, and an increased number of manufacturers and others to make large...
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The Early Origins of the Social Sciences

Lynn McDonald - 1996 - 397 pages
...middle classes. "It is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater...increased number of manufacturers and others to make a fortune." "Just institutions" were needed so that the conquests made from the powers of nature by...
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Progress Without People: New Technology, Unemployment, and the Message of ...

David F. Noble - 1995 - 166 pages
...inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being," Mill surmised. Rather, he suggested, "They have enabled a greater population to live the...increased number of manufacturers and others to make fortunes," and perhaps they have also "increased the comforts of the middle classes." Nevertheless,...
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Teachings from the Worldly Philosophy

Robert L. Heilbroner - 1996 - 353 pages
...labor. Hitherto it is questionable if all the mechanical inventions yet made have lightened the day's toil of any human being. They have enabled a greater...increased number of manufacturers and others to make fortunes. They have increased the comforts of the middle classes. But they have not yet begun to effect...
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