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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 432 of the transcript of David Ricardo’s March 24th, 1819, testimony to a committee of the House of Lords, as this transcript appears in volume V (“Speeches and Evidence”) of the 2004 Liberty Fund printing of The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo (Piero Sraffa, ed.):

It is the soundest Policy to make the Trade both of Import and Export as free as possible, as that will be the Means of giving us the greatest Abundance of Articles for our own Consumption.


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