Alec Nevala-Lee

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If a thousand pounds are bestowed upon making a firework, a number of people are thereby employed, and gain a temporary livelihood. If the same sum is bestowed for making a canal for watering the fields of a province, a like number of people may reap the same benefit, and hitherto accounts stand even: but the firework played off, what remains, but the smoke and stink of the powder?

Sir James Steuart, An Inquiry Into the Principles of Political Economy

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August 7, 2017 at 7:30 am

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