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" By preferring the support of domestic to that of foreign industry he intends only his own security; and by directing that industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many... "
From Adam Smith to the Wealth of America - Page 20
by Alvin Rabushka - 1985 - 237 pages
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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, Volume 2

Adam Smith - 1811
...industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain ; and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was no...
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. With a comm ...

Adam Smith - 1836
...industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was no...
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Public Economy for the United States

Calvin Colton - Economics - 1848 - 536 pages
...manner that its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain ; and he is in that, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand, to promote an end which was no part of his intention. Nor is it always worse for the society, that it was no part...
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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart, Volume 9

Dugald Stewart - 1856
...the public interest, nor knows how much he ispromotingit. . . . He intends only his own gain ; and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. Nor is it the worse for the society that it was no part...
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The Collected Works of Dugald Stewart: Lectures on political economy ... To ...

Dugald Stewart - 1856
...the public interest, nor knows how much he IB promoting it. . . . He intends only his own gain ; and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. Nor is it the worse for the society that it was no part...
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An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. A careful ...

Adam Smith - 1875
...industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was no...
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Essays in Political and Moral Philosophy

Thomas Edward Cliffe Leslie - Economics - 1879 - 483 pages
...promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. He intends only his own gain, and he is in this as in many other cases led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention.'* The process of specialization which has differentiated...
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Premises of Free Trade Examined: Also Reviews of Bastiat's "Sophisms of ...

George Basil Dixwell - Free trade - 1883 - 232 pages
...nevertheless, unintentionally promote that of the society, added the words, — " and he (the individual) is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention ; " but it will be observed that Adam Smith had not the folly...
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Which? Protection, Free Trade, Or Revenue Reform: A Collection of the Best ...

H. W. Furber - Free trade - 1884 - 551 pages
...industry' in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was no...
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Which? Protection, Free Trade, Or Revenue Reform: A Collection of the Best ...

H. W. Furber - Free trade - 1884 - 551 pages
...industry in such a manner as its produce may be of the greatest value, he intends only his own gain, and he is in this, as in many other cases, led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention. Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was no...
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