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" Is not the hope of being one day able to purchase and enjoy luxuries a great spur to labor and industry? May not luxury, therefore, produce more than it consumes, if without such a spur people would be, as they are naturally enough inclined to be, lazy... "
An Essay on Colonization, Particularly Applied to the Western Coast of ... - Page 217
by Carl Bernhard Wadström - 1794 - 365 pages
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Selections from the Writings of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1905 - 366 pages
...labor and industry? May not luxury, therefore, produce more than it consumes, if without such a spur people would be, as they are naturally enough inclined to be, lazy and indolent? To this purpose I remember a circumstance. The skipper of a shallop, employed between Cape May and Philadelphia,...
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The Writings of Benjamin Franklin, Volume 9

Benjamin Franklin - Electronic books - 1906 - 719 pages
...Labour and Industry? May not Luxury, therefore, produce more than it consumes, if without such a Spur People would be, as they are naturally enough inclined to be, lazy and indolent ? To this purpose I remember a Circumstance. The Skipper of a Shallop, employed between Cape May and Philadelphia,...
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Introducción a la traductología: curso básico de traducción

Gerardo Vázquez-Ayora - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1977 - 471 pages
...rainyday savings, he gives his proxy to the financial and personnel departments of his organization. People would be, as they are naturally enough inclined to be, lazy and indolent. Reform was everywhere in the air. 8.4 La modulación Pero, en unión de sus subordinados, fueron afectados...
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The Lost Soul of American Politics: Virtue, Self-Interest, and the ...

John P. Diggins - History - 1986 - 409 pages
...Labor and Industry? May not luxury, therefore, produce more than it consumes, if without such a Spur people would be, as they are naturally enough inclined to be, lazy and indolent?" Moving out from under the shadow of Calvinism, Franklin retains its activism while rejecting its asceticism,...
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The Invention of Capitalism: Classical Political Economy and the Secret ...

Michael Perelman - Business & Economics - 2000 - 412 pages
...Benjamin Vaughan: "May not Luxury, therefore, produce more than it consumes, if without such a Spur People would be as they are naturally enough inclined to be, lazy and indolent?" He then told a story to illustrate his point: The skipper of a shallop employed between Cape May and...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Walter Isaacson - Biography & Autobiography - 2005 - 576 pages
...labor and industry? May not luxury therefore produce more than it consumes, if without such a spur people would be as they are naturally enough inclined to be, lazy and indolent? To this purpose I remember a circumstance. The skipper of a shallop employed between Cape May and Philadelphia,...
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Trade Secrets: Intellectual Piracy and the Origins of American Industrial Power

Doron S. Ben-Atar - Business & Economics - 2008 - 304 pages
...being able to purchase and enjoy Luxuries a great Spur to Labour and Industry?... without such a Spur People would be, as they are naturally enough inclined to be, lazy and indolent." Franklin's lead essay in the first issue of Mathew Carey's American Museum assaulted the thesis that...
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Benjamin Franklin's Printing Network: Disseminating Virtue in Early America

Ralph Frasca - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 295 pages
...rhetorically in 1784. "May not Luxury, therefore, produce more than it consumes, if without such a Spur People would be, as they are naturally enough inclined to be, lazy and indolent?" This philosophy contrasted with the views of others, particularly Bostonians, who perceived luxury...
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The Political Philosophy of Benjamin Franklin

Lorraine Smith Pangle - History - 2007 - 277 pages
...Labour and Industry? May not luxury, therefore, produce more than it consumes, if without such a Spur People would be, as they are naturally enough inclined to be, lazy and indolent?"64 Franklin shows a similarly complex but ultimately darker view of manufacturing. When conducted...
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The Culture and Commerce of the Early American Novel: Reading the Atlantic ...

Stephen Shapiro - Literary Criticism - 2010 - 371 pages
...Labour and Industry? May not Luxury, therefore, produce more than it consumes, if without such a Spur People would be, as they are naturally enough inclined to be, lazy and indolent."69 Like Mandeville, Franklin refuses to denounce the vice of vanity in the Autobiography,...
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