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  • From Chapter I of the Wealth of Nations, the text traditional credited with being the founding text of the discipline of economics: Observe the accommodation of the most common artificer or day-labourer in a civilised and thriving country, and you will [Tracked on February 15, 2007 12: 14 AM]

    The Malthusian Trap, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Observe the accommodation of the most common artificer or day-labourer in a civilized and thriving country, and you will perceive that the number of people of whose industry a part, though but a small part, has been employed in procuring him this accommodation, exceeds all computation.

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  • The woollen coat, for example, which covers the day-labourer, as coarse and rough as it may appear, is the produce of the joint labour of a great multitude of workmen.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • Just as Bligh was willing and eager to flog, keelhaul and starve any human being who stood in the way of his career, so our bourgeoisie will flog, keelhaul and starve the national interest "" with every slum-dweller, rickshawpuller and day-labourer as victim "" in the promotion of their own self-interest.

    Cap'n Blimey

  • Do the Jews propose the complete expulsion of the Arab peasantry, or their reduction to a day-labourer class?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • Italy; or a day-labourer be unavoidably lost, because he had the ill-luck to be born in England?

    An Essay Concerning Human Understanding

  • One Tomkins there is, about four miles off; but he is a day-labourer: and one

    Clarissa Harlowe

  • We may suppose a philosophical day-labourer, who is happy in reflecting that, by his labour, he contributes to the fertility of the earth, and to the support of his fellow-creatures; but we find no such philosophical day-labourer.

    Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides

  • Your wages, as a day-labourer, will be full sufficient, with proper frugality, to maintain us all, and comfortably too.

    The Vicar of Wakefield

  • But what contributed more than any other circumstance to her speedy improvement, was some small insight into the primer, which she had acquired at a day-school, during the life of her father, who was a day-labourer in the country.

    The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle

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