David Ricardo Quotes

28 David Ricardo quotes:

"In the course of these observations, I have often had occasion to insist, that rent never falls without the profits of stock rising."
"In the same manner if any nation wasted part of its wealth, or lost part of its trade, it could not retain the same quantity of circulating medium which it before possessed."
"It is not by the absolute quantity of produce obtained by either class, that we can correctly judge of the rate of profit, rent, and wages, but by the quantity of labour required to obtain that produce."
"Profits might also increase, because improvements might take place in agriculture, or in the implements of husbandry, which would augment the produce with the same cost of production."
"The exchangeable value of all commodities, rises as the difficulties of their production increase."
"The facility of obtaining food is beneficial in two ways to the owners of capital, it at the same time raises profits and increases the amount of consumable commodities."
"The proportions, too, in which the capital that is to support labour, and the capital that is invested in tools, machinery and buildings, may be variously combined."
"The rise or fall of wages is common to all states of society, whether it be the stationary, the advancing, or the retrograde state."

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