Daily Archives: August 26, 2006

Introductory Lectures on Political Economy

It is not that pearls fetch a high price because men have dived for them; but on the contrary, men dive for them because they fetch a high price. Richard Whately, Introductory Lectures on Political Economy (1832). Richard Whately was … Continue reading

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Doctor Faustus

How am I glutted with conceit of this! Shall I make spirits fetch me what I please, Resolve me of all ambiguities, Perform what desperate enterprise I will? I’ll have them fly to India for gold, Ransack the ocean for … Continue reading

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