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Redgauntlet

By: Sir Walter Scott

...ined, yet as my mind acquitted me of having taken delight in aught but the theory of field- sports, I did not think myself called upon stubbornly to a... ...rved, drew decay and death from what afforded savour and sustenance to the consumer of the other moiety.’ He then plunged boldly into the mare mag- nu... ...divitiis juventutem luxuria atque avaritia cum superbili invasere: rapere, consumere; sua parvi pendere, aliena cupere; pudore m, amicitiam, pudicitia...

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Ivanhoe

By: Sir Walter Scott

...estroyer of forests shall shake his red crest against them. He, the bright consumer of palaces, Broad waves he his blazing banner, Red, wide and dusky... ...ication, I was strongly impressed with the desire of tracing out a sort of theory on the subject, which, from some recent acquaintance with the archit...

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The Theory of the Leisure Class

By: Thorstein Veblen

... Thorstein Veblen A Penn State Electronic Classics Series Publication The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen is a publication of the Pen... ... document or for the file as an electronic trans- mission, in any way. The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen, the Pennsylvania State Uni... ...ylvania State University is an equal opportunity university. 3 Veblen The Theory of the Leisure Class by Thorstein Veblen Chapter O Chapter O Chapter... ...The oc- cupations of the class are correspondingly diversified; but 4 The Theory of the Leisure Class they have the common economic characteristic of... ...ake account of. Such con- sumption may of course be conceived to serve the consumer’s physical wants — his physical comfort — or his so-called higher ... ...he way of dwellings, furniture, bric- a-brac, wardrobe and meals, that the consumers of these things cannot make way with them in the required manner ... ...xuries, in the true sense, is a consumption directed to the comfort of the consumer himself, and is, therefore, a mark of the master. Any such consump... ... attached to their persons a more or less comprehensive group of vicarious consumer in the persons of their wives and chil- dren, their servants, reta... ...or uniform. With the disappearance of servitude, the number of vi- carious consumers attached to any one gentleman tends, on the whole, to decrease. T...

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The Ethics of Aristotle

By: J. A. Smith

...cial Science. In the two works taken together we have their author’s whole theory of human conduct or practical activity, that is, of all human activi... ... the other with that of the State, nor once more that the one gives us the theory of human conduct, while the other discusses its ap- plication in pra... ...e us what goodness or virtue is, and how it is to be reached, remains mere theory or talk. By itself it does not enable us to become, or to help other... ...e and circumstances and attainable by his efforts. There is in Aristotle’s theory of human conduct no trace of Plato’s “other worldliness”, he brings ... ...ics The result is a Moral Philosophy set against a background of Political Theory and general Philosophy. The most characteristic features of this Mor... ...rrespondence in point of quantity and quality between the producer and the consumer. For, we must remember, no dealing arises between two of the same ...

...lace the ?philosophy of human affairs;? but more frequently Political or Social Science. In the two works taken together we have their author?s whole theory of human conduct or practical activity, that is, of all human activity which is not directed merely to knowledge or truth. The two parts of this treatise are mutually complementary, but in a literary sense each is inde...

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Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy

By: John Stuart Mill

...ne of the Essay. A prejudice appears to exist in many quarters against the theory in question, on the supposition of its being opposed to one of the m... ... the national capital to replace itself with a profit. The futility of the theory implied in these and similar phrases, was an obvious consequence fro... ...each other will adjust itself to the inclinations and circumstances of the consumers on both sides, in such manner that the quantities required by eac... ...ficient to pay for one an- other. As the inclinations and circumstances of consumers cannot be reduced to any rule, so neither can the propor- tions i... ...n; and still more, any thing which has fallen. They there- fore benefit as consumers of cloth, not merely to the extent to which cloth has fallen, but... ...ceived into our treasury has come indirectly out of the pockets of our own consumers of linen, who pay a higher price for that imported commodity, in ... ...e to pay the increased money value of the imports; and although the German consumers have now not only cloth at the old price, but likewise increased ... ...ces exports, operates upon the prices of imports. According to the ancient theory of the balance of trade, and to the asso- ciations of the generality... ...ary resources employed in their construction would, according to the above theory, be considered pro- ductive, if every occupier of land were compelle...

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Proposed Roads to Freedom

By: Bertrand Russell

...phy” (1847). They, like him, tend to base their arguments upon a Ricardian theory of value, but they have not his scope or erudition or scientific bre... ...he Communists is the conquests of political power by the proletariat. “The theory of the Com- munists may be summed up in the single sentence: Aboliti... ...and substance to the theses of the Communist Manifesto. It contributed the theory of surplus value, which professed to explain the actual mechanism of... ...rine is very complicated and is scarcely tenable as a contribution to pure theory. It is rather to be viewed as a translation into ab- stract terms of... ...ssentially for the point of view of the producer as opposed to that of the consumer; it is concerned with reforming actual work, and the organization ... ...nal equally representing the whole body of producers and the whole body of consumers. This Joint Committee would be the ultimate sovereign body , the ... ... ists regard the State as consisting of the community in their capacity as consumers, while the Guilds will represent them in their capacity as produc... ...t and the Guild Congress for decid- ing matters involving the interests of consumers and produc- ers alike. The view of the Guild Socialists is that S... ...he Guild Socialists is that State Social- ism takes account of men only as consumers, while Syndical- ism takes account of them only as producers. “Th...

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An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

By: Adam Smith

...nesses stated the price of the choice pieces of the best beef to be to the consumer 4d. and 4½d. the pound; and the coarse pieces in general to be fro... ...rs cannot be much affected by such regulations, though their inter- est as consumers may, by the rise in the price of provisions. It would be quite ot... ...is case be very deeply affected by such regulations, and their interest as consumers very little. The fall in the price of the wool and the hide would... ...hes, house- hold furniture, etc. which have been purchased by their proper consumers, but which are not yet entirely consumed. The whole stock of mere... ...f which all the other three are circulated and distributed to their proper consumers. Secondly, of the stock of provisions which are in the possession... ...n of the metaphysical arguments by which they support their very ingenious theory, it will sufficiently appear, from the follow- ing review, what are ...

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On Liberty

By: John Stuart Mill

...ing the weight in their practical judgment, which is always allowed to it in theory; for while every one well knows him self to be fallible, few thin... ... intoler ance, sufficiently remarkable not to be passed with out notice. A theory which maintains that truth may justifi ably be persecuted because... ...ard should be to be dealt with as the vilest of criminals, is not, upon this theory, a de plorable error and misfortune, for which humanity should mo... ...dergoing it is the being clearly proved not to deserve it. The rule, and the theory it im plies, are hardly less insulting to believers than to infid... ...is always some other explanation possible of the same facts; some geocentric theory instead of he liocentric, some phlogiston instead of oxygen; and ... ...plained of is not on the liberty of the seller, but on that of the buyer and consumer; since the State might just as well forbid him to drink wine, as... ...y of the State to consider, in the imposition of taxes, what commodities the consumers can best spare; and a fortiori, to select in preference those o...

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The Federalist Papers

By: Alexander Hamilton

...st be paid by the inhab- itants of the two other States in the capacity of consumers of what we import. New York would neither be willing nor able to ... ...n to the general authority of the union, it would still be, in fact and in theory, an association of states, or a confederacy. The proposed Constituti... ...ll be led to conclude, that they are the novel refinements of an erroneous theory. Publius. 41 The Federalist Papers FEDERALIST No. 10 The Same Subje... ...di- vidual citizens of America. The consequence of this is, that though in theory their resolutions concerning those objects are laws, constitutionall... ...ath, and to inflict vengeance on sacrilegious despoilers of the temple. In theory, and upon paper, this apparatus of powers seems amply sufficient for... ... who is often obliged to pay them himself without any retribution from the consumer. When the demand is equal to the quantity of goods at market, the ... ...eeping prices down in order to a more expeditious sale. The maxim that the consumer is the payer, is so much 148 The Federalist Papers oftener true t... ...ing State, whose citizens pay their proportion of them in the character of consumers. In this view they are productive of inequality among the States;... ... sole field of labor, the importation of manufactures must increase as the consumers multiply. As soon as domestic manufac- tures are begun by the han...

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The Doctors Dilemma: Preface on Doctors

By: George Bernard Shaw

...y are full of stories about each other’s blunders and errors, and that the theory of their omniscience and omnipotence no more holds good among themse... ...d before 1860, who were usually contemptuous of or indifferent to the germ theory and bacteriological therapeutics; but now that these veterans have m... ...alin nourishes the tubercle bacillus handsomely and kills men. The popular theory of disease is the common medical theory: namely, that every disease ... ... frequently was, in per- sons who were not suffering from the disease, the theory was saved by simply calling the bacillus an impostor, or pseudobacil... ... is a right that is as yet very imperfectly recognized in practice. But in theory it is admitted that an adult person in pursuit of knowledge must not... ... on our butchers supplying us with white veal, and were large and constant consumers of pate de foie gras; both comestibles being obtained by revoltin...

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The Firm of Nucingen

By: Honoré de Balzac

... says that she has made an excellent bargain.’ Here Rastignac unfolded his theory of marriage, which to his way of thinking is a business arrangement,... ... of difference between attracting cus- tom and forcing your goods upon the consumer. It may hap- pen, it is sure to happen, it often happens, that a s... ... affair, its causes and effects, and I proceed in my turn to illustrate my theory with an anecdote:—There was once a woolen weaver, an ambitious man, ... ...r influences. The great Arago is much to blame for giving us no scientific theory to ac- count for this important phenomenon. The only outcome of all ...

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The 9/11 Commission Report Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

By: Thomas H. Kean

...m his personal fortune was in fact not true. The officials developed a new theory: al Qaeda was getting its money else- where, and the United States n... ...able to build and conceal sophisticated explosive devices in lug- gage and consumer products. 29 Tenet told us that in his world “the system was blink... ... to the United States to attend civil aviation schools.The agent based his theory on the “inordinate number of individuals of investigative inter- est... ...ssibility of a suicide hijacking would have been just one more speculative theory among many, hard to spot since the volume of warnings of “al Qaeda t... ...earch these identities. It saw itself as an agency to support intelligence consumers, such as CIA.The NSA tried to respond energetically to any reques... ...overseeing the NCTC, the National Intelligence Director should support the consumers of national intelligence—the president and policymak- ing adviser...

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Essays

By: Ralph Waldo Emerson

...t and life, though they should clothe God with shape and color. Leave your theory, as Joseph his coat in the hand of the harlot, and flee. A foolish c... ...e head and neck are enlarged, the trunk and extremities are cut short. The theory of the mechanic forces is another example. What we gain in power is ... ... he should be able to give account of his faith and expound to another the theory of his self-union and free- dom. This requires rare gifts. Yet witho... ...movableness was willingness and self-annihilation. Could Shakspeare give a theory of Shakspeare? Could ever a man of prodigious mathematical genius co... ...ization. Does the fact look crass and material, threatening to degrade thy theory of spirit? Resist it not; it goes to refine and raise thy theory of ... ...regions are visited, find their way into countries where the purchaser and consumer can hardly be ranked in one race with these cannibals and man-stea...

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North America Volume One

By: Anthony Trollope

...t, as a fact, we drink as much as they did; but, nevertheless, that is our theory. I confess, however, that I like wine. It is very wicked, but it see... ...e both an increase of price to the producer and a decrease of price to the consumer. It certainly seems that the produce of cereal crops in the valley... ...snake’s slime. If there be two of them they talk loudly together, having a theory that modesty has been put out of court by women’s rights. But, thoug... ... crowded thoroughfare to drag it along unmo- lested. But, according to her theory, she owes the world nothing in return. She is a woman with perhaps a... ...y American gentlemen who have allowed themselves to be drifted into such a theory. They have begun the world as republican citizens, and as such they ... ...ent has or has not paid anything toward the school’s support. I found this theory carried out so far that at the deaf and dumb school, where some of t...

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Celt and Saxon

By: George Meredith

... in less of mortal time. Excepting an inspired Epic song and an origi- nal Theory of the Heavens, almost anything noteworthy may be accomplished while... ...nspection of the Epic books before it awarded him his crown. The celestial Theory likewise would have to 96 Celt and Saxon be worked out to the last ... ..., revering him. So that, whatever we may think in our own hearts, Epic and Theory have to remain the exception. Battles indeed have been fought, but w... ...ue to the character of the numberless hosts he stands for, is manifestly a consumer of doctor’s drugs. And there you have the symbolism of your countr...

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The Golden Bowl

By: Henry James

...teresting and amusing act of re appropriation; shaking off all shackles of theory, unattended, as was speedily to appear, with hu miliating uncertain... ... hair and crimson and gold in her tea gown for the same reason: it was her theory that nature itself had overdressed her and that her only course was ... ...d and in her tone. She knew nothing of the ancestor, but she had taken his theory from him, gracefully enough, as one of the little presents that make... ... had taken no trouble to indicate it to his fellow citizens, purveyors and consumers, in his own and the circumjacent commonwealths, of comic matter i... ...t visibly turned pale. Her extraordinarily fine eyes, as it was his present theory that he had always thought them, shone at him the more darkly out of... ...nd arrangement that made her personal scheme a success, the proved private theory that materials to work with had been all she required and that there...

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Winesbur Inesbur, Ohio

By: Sherwood Anderson

...uths that made the people gro- tesques. The old man had quite an elaborate theory concern-ing the matter. It was his notion that the moment one of the... ...tention. In those days the Standard Oil Company did not deliver oil to the consumer in big wagons and motor trucks as it does now, but delivered inste...

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The Dukes Children

By: Anthony Trollope

...st idea of giving up her lover. Young as she was, she had her own peculiar theory on that matter, her own code of conduct and honour, from which she d... ...dually, if you will give your thoughts to it, and above all your time, the theory of legislation will sink into your mind, and you will find that ther... ...tered himself, soaking into him gradually,— as his father had desired. The theory of legislation was sinking into his mind. The welfare of the nation ... ...s it to have filled granaries with corn if you cannot get your corn to the consumer? Now Sir Timothy was a great vehicle, but he had not in truth much... ...e of the others. ’ ‘Couldn’t you bear with him till, according to your own theory, he would grow out of his folly?’ said the father. ‘Being a woman,—n... ...e, or bidden to marry this man or that woman. The 250 The Duke’s Children theory of this is plain to us all, and till we have sons or daughters whom ...

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Walden, Or Life in the Woods

By: Henry David Thoreau

...oth cap, a dingy wool colored greatcoat, and cowhide boots. He was a great consumer of meat, usually carrying his dinner to his work a couple of miles... ...y to the last uttered or the forth coming jest. We made many a “bran new” theory of life over a thin dish of gruel, which combined the advan tages o...

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Walden Or, Life in the Woods

By: Henry David Thoreau

...loth cap, a dingy wool colored greatcoat, and cowhide boots. He was a great consumer of meat, usually carrying his dinner to his work a couple of mil... ...ntly to the last uttered or the forth coming jest. We made many a “bran new” theory of life over a thin dish of gruel, which combined the advantages o...

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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

By: Charles Dickens

...he conclusion, that there was nothing like money. Not confining himself to theory , or permitting his faculties to rust, even at that early age, in me... ...und the same vices among the poorer class of people who ought to be muffin consumers; and this he attributed to the despair engendered by their being ...

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The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

By: Charles Dickens

...he conclusion, that there was nothing like money. Not confining himself to theory , or permitting his faculties to rust, even at that early age, in me... ...und the same vices among the poorer class of people who ought to be muffin consumers; and this he attributed to the despair engendered by their being ... ...ng exclusively upon Kate) the good lady had about as much share, either in theory or practice, as any one of the statues of the T welve Apostles which...

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