The Working Man's Manual: A New Theory of Political Economy, on the Principle of Production the Source of Wealth. Including an Enquiry Into the Principles of Public Credit, Currency, the Wages of Laborers, the Production of Wealth, the Distribution of Wealth, Consumption of Wealth, Popular Education, and the Elements of Social Government in General as They Appear Open to the Scrutiny of Common Sense and the Philosophy of the Age

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Thomas L. Bonsal, 1831 - 272 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 238 - He has endeavoured to prevent the Population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands. He has obstructed the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers. He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and Payment of their salaries. He has...
Σελίδα 238 - He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative Powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
Σελίδα 49 - Ye friends to truth, ye statesmen, who survey The rich man's joys increase, the poor's decay, 'Tis yours to judge how wide the limits stand Between a splendid and a happy land.
Σελίδα 239 - He has constrained our fellow-citizens, taken captive on the high seas, to bear arms against their country, to become the executioners of their friends and brethren, or to fall themselves by their hands.
Σελίδα 50 - The man of wealth and pride Takes up a space that many poor supplied ; Space for his lake, his park's extended bounds, Space for his horses, equipage, and hounds...
Σελίδα 167 - Government is wisely prohibited to the individual States, by the national constitution ; and the spirit of that prohibition ought not to be disregarded by the Government of the United States.
Σελίδα 50 - Takes up a space that many poor supplied; Space for his lake, his park's extended bounds, Space for his horses, equipage, and hounds: The robe that wraps his limbs in silken sloth Has...
Σελίδα 49 - Hoards even beyond the miser's wish abound, And rich men flock from all the world around. Yet count our gains. This wealth is but a name That leaves our useful products still the same.
Σελίδα 114 - What pity LYCURGUS did not think of paper-credit, when he wanted to banish gold and silver from SPARTA ! It would have served his purpose better than the lumps of iron he made use of as money ; and would also have prevented more effectually all commerce with strangers, as being of so much less real and intrinsic value.
Σελίδα 137 - It must, indeed, be confessed, that nature is so liberal to mankind, that, were all her presents equally divided among the species, and improved by art and industry, every individual would enjoy all the necessaries, and even most of the comforts of life ; nor would ever be liable to any ills, but such as might accidentally arise from the sickly frame and constitution of his body. It must also be confessed, that wherever we depart from this equality, we rob the poor of more satisfaction than we add...

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