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" The inhabitant of London could order by telephone, sipping his morning tea in bed, the various products of the whole earth, in such quantity as he might see fit, and reasonably expect their early delivery upon his doorstep; he could at the same moment... "
From Adam Smith to the Wealth of America - Page 121
by Alvin Rabushka - 1985 - 237 pages
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The Mind in the Making: The Relation of Intelligence to Social Reform

James Harvey Robinson - Civilization - 1921 - 235 pages
...was possible, for any man of capacity or character at all exceeding the average, into the middle or upper classes, for whom life offered, at a low cost...trouble, in their prospective fruits and advantages. . . . He could secure forthwith, if he wished it, cheap and comfortable means of transit to any country...
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The Mind in the Making: The Relation of Intelligence to Social Reform

James Harvey Robinson - Civilization - 1921 - 235 pages
...middle or upper classes, for whom life offered, at a low cost and with the least trouble, conveniencies, comforts, and amenities beyond the compass of the...trouble, in their prospective fruits and advantages. ... He could secure forthwith, if he wished it, cheap and comfortable means of transit to any country...
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A Social History of England, 1851-1975

François Bédarida - England - 1979 - 347 pages
...might see fit, and reasonably expect their early delivery on his doorstep; he could at the same time and by the same means adventure his wealth in the...trouble in their prospective fruits and advantages. . . . He could secure forthwith, if he wished it, cheap and comfortable means of transit to any country...
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A Retrospective on the Classical Gold Standard, 1821-1931

Michael D. Bordo, Anna J. Schwartz - Business & Economics - 2009 - 689 pages
...sterling as a particularly ominous warning. I will conclude with three quotations from that newspaper. offered, at a low cost and with the least trouble,...trouble, in their prospective fruits and advantages He could secure forthwith . . . cheap and comfortable means of transit to any country or climate without...
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A Social History of England, 1851-1990

François Bédarida - History - 1991 - 384 pages
...might see fit, and reasonably expect their early delivery on his doorstep; he could at the same time and by the same means adventure his wealth in the...trouble in their prospective fruits and advantages. . . . He could secure forthwith, if he wished it, cheap and comfortable means of transit to any country...
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Modern Perspectives on the Gold Standard

Tamim Bayoumi, Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and Political Science Barry Eichengreen, Mark P. Taylor - Business & Economics - 1996 - 396 pages
...same moment and by the same means adventure his wealth in the natural resources and new enterprises of the world, and share, without exertion or even...continent that fancy or information might recommend . . . But, most important of all, he regarded this state of affairs as normal, certain, and permanent,...
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Global Fortune: The Stumble and Rise of World Capitalism

Ian Vásquez, Cato Institute - Business & Economics - 2000 - 295 pages
...the world before 1914 vividly reminds us that there was a thriving global economy during that time. The inhabitant of London could order by telephone,...trouble, in their prospective fruits and advantages.... He. could secure forthwith, if he wished it, cheap and comfortable means of transit to any country...
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Globalization

Gary J. Wells, Robert Shuey, Ray Kiely - Science - 2001 - 96 pages
...in such quantity as he might see fit, and reasonably expect their early delivery upon his doorstop; he could at the same moment and by the same means...continent that fancy or information might recommend... Most important of all, he regarded 6 See O'Rourke, Kevin H. and Jeffrey G. Williamson. "When Did Globalization...
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Progress in Economics Research, Volume 3

Albert Tavidze - Political Science - 2002 - 191 pages
...in such quantity as he might see fit, and reasonably expect their early delivery upon his doorstop; he could at the same moment and by the same means...continent that fancy or information might recommend... Most important of all, he regarded his state of affairs as normal, certain, and permanent, except in...
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Structural Reform in Japan: Breaking the Iron Triangle

Eisuke Sakakibara - Political Science - 2003 - 167 pages
...extraordinary episode in the economic progress of man that age was which came to an end in August, 1914! . . . The inhabitant of London could order by telephone,...municipality in any continent that fancy or information might recommend.4 During that time, the United Kingdom's 8 to 9 percent average current account surplus was...
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