essay on the nature of commerce in general

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Beta version: Please send comments, suggestions and typos to Mark Thornton mthornton@mises.com An Essay on the Nature of Commerce Richard Cantillon * A New English Translation * Translated by Chantal Saucier Edited by Mark Thornton
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Saucier/Thornton 1
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Saucier/Thornton 2 An Essay on the Nature of Commerce Richard Cantillon Translated by Chantal Saucier Edited by Mark Thornton Table of Contents Introduction by Chantal Saucier and Mark Thornton Part One: Production, Distribution, and Consumption Chapter One: Of Wealth Chapter Two: Of Human Societies Chapter Three: Of Villages Chapter Four: Of Market Towns Chapter Five: Of Cities Chapter Six: Of Capital Cities Chapter Seven: The Labor of the Plowman is of less Value than that of the Artisan Chapter Eight: Some Artisans earn more, others less, according to the different Cases and Circumstances
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Saucier/Thornton 3 Chapter Nine: The Number of Laborers, Artisans and others, who work in a State is naturally proportioned to the Demand for them Chapter Ten: The Price and Intrinsic Value of a Thing in general is the measure of the Land and Labor which enter into its Production Chapter Eleven: Of the Par or Relation between the Value of Land and Labor Chapter Twelve: All Classes and Individuals in a State subsist or are enriched at the Expense of the Proprietors of Land Chapter Thirteen: The Circulation and Exchange of Goods and Merchandise as well as their Production are carried on in Europe by Entrepreneurs, and at a risk Chapter Fourteen: The Desires, Fashions, and the Ways of Life of the Prince, and especially of the Property Owners, determine the Use to which Land is put in a State and Cause the Variations in the Market Prices of all Things Chapter Fifteen: The Increase and Decrease of the Number of People in a State chiefly Depends on
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Saucier/Thornton 4 the Taste, the Fashions, and the Ways of Life Property Owners Chapter Sixteen: The more Labor there is in a State the more the State is judged naturally rich Chapter Seventeen: Of Metals and Money, and especially of Gold and Silver Part Two: Money and Interest Chapter One: Of Barter Chapter Two: Of Market Prices Chapter Three: Of the Circulation of Money Chapter Four: Further Reflection on the Rapidity or Slowness of the Circulation of Money in Exchange Chapter Five: Of the inequality of the circulation of hard money in a State Chapter Six: Of the increase and decrease in the quantity of hard money in a State Chapter Seven: Continuation of the same subject Chapter Eight: Further Reflection on the same subject Chapter Nine: Of the Interest of Money and its Causes
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Saucier/Thornton 5 Chapter Ten: Of the Causes of the Increase and Decrease of the Interest of Money in a State Part Three: International Trade and Business Cycles Chapter One: Of Foreign Trade Chapter Two: Of the Exchanges and their Nature Chapter Three: Further explanations of the nature of the Exchanges Chapter Four: Of the variations in the proportion of values with regard to the Metals which
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