sexta-feira, janeiro 21, 2005
A Liberdade Económica Como Percursora da Liberdade Política
The increase and riches of commercial and manufacturing towns contributed to the improvement and cultivation of the countries to which they belonged in three different ways.
Thirdly, and lastly, commerce and manufactures gradually introduced order and good government, and with them, the liberty and security of individuals, among the inhabitants of the country, who had before lived almost in a continual state of war with their neighbours and of servile dependency upon their superiors. This, though it has been the least observed, is by far the most important of all their effects. Mr. Hume is the only writer who, so far as I know, has hitherto taken notice of it.
Adam Smith "Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations" (1776),Book III, Chapter IV
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