Adam Smith Quote

To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of shopkeepers. It is, however, a project altogether unfit for a nation of shopkeepers; but extremely fit for a nation whose government is influenced by shopkeepers.


Wealth of Nations (1776) bk. 4, ch. 7, pt. 3

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To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of...

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To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of...

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To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of...

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To found a great empire for the sole purpose of raising up a people of customers, may at first sight appear a project fit only for a nation of...