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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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The Economics of Population

Julian L. Simon - 1997 - 225 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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Principles of Political Economy: And, Chapters on Socialism

John Stuart Mill - 1998 - 450 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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The New Economic Criticism: Studies at the Intersection of Literature and ...

OSTEEN - 1999 - 437 pages
...182 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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The Insatiability of Human Wants: Economics and Aesthetics in Market Society

Regenia Gagnier - 2000 - 255 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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The Great Breakthrough and Its Cause

Julian Lincoln Simon - 2000 - 214 pages
...wrote: 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. (Mill 1848. bk. 4. chap. 6. 756. corrected from quote in Abramovitz 1989. 323)5 And even...
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Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition

Milton Friedman, Rose D. Friedman - 2002 - 208 pages
..."Hitherto [1848] 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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The History of Economic Thought: A Reader

Steven G. Medema, Warren J. Samuels - 2003 - 668 pages
...Hitherto [f848] 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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Adam Smith's Moral Philosophy: A Historical and Contemporary Perspective on ...

Jerry Evensky - 2005
...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...life of drudgery and imprisonment, and an increased 4 On 7 June 1767, Smith writes to Hume from his home with his mother and niece in Kirkaldy that "[m]y...
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Justice: A Reader

Michael J. Sandel - 2007 - 412 pages
...wrote: "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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The Jevons Paradox and the Myth of Resource Efficiency Improvements

John M. Polimeni - 2012 - 197 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. (Mill, 1848, pp756-757) INTRODUCTION For William Stanley Jevons's immediate predecessor John...
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