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Adam Smith

Dátum narodenia: 5. jún 1723
Dátum úmrtia: 17. júl 1790

Adam Smith bol škótsky filozof, etik a sociológ, zakladateľ modernej politickej ekonómie.

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„The value which the workmen add“

—  Adam Smith

Zdroj: The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book I, Chapter VI, p. 58.
Kontext: The value which the workmen add to the materials, therefore, resolves itself in this case into two parts, of which the one pays their wages, the other the profits of the employer upon the whole stock of materials and wages which he advanced.

„They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people.“

—  Adam Smith

Zdroj: The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book I, Chapter IX, p. 117.
Kontext: Our merchants and master-manufacturers complain much of the bad effects of high wages in raising the price, and thereby lessening the sale of their goods both at home and abroad. They say nothing concerning the bad effects of high profits. They are silent with regard to the pernicious effects of their own gains. They complain only of those of other people.

„Fear is in almost all cases a wretched instrument of government“

—  Adam Smith

Zdroj: The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book V, Chapter I, Part III, p. 862.
Kontext: Fear is in almost all cases a wretched instrument of government, and ought in particular never to be employed against any order of men who have the smallest pretensions to independency.

„The retinue of a grandee in China or Indostan“

—  Adam Smith

Zdroj: The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book I, Chapter XI, Part III, Third Period, p. 240.
Kontext: The retinue of a grandee in China or Indostan accordingly is, by all accounts, much more numerous and splendid than that of the richest subjects of Europe.

„By nature a philosopher is not in genius and disposition half so different from a street porter“

—  Adam Smith

Zdroj: The Wealth of Nations (1776), Book I, Chapter II, p. 17.
Kontext: By nature a philosopher is not in genius and disposition half so different from a street porter, as a mastiff is from a greyhound

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