David Ricardo – After all the fertile land…

After all the fertile land in the immediate neighbourhood of the first settlers were cultivated…


“After all the fertile land in the immediate neighbourhood of the first settlers were cultivated, if capital and population increased, more food would be required, and it could only be procured from land not so advantageously situated.”
-David Ricardo

David Ricardo – By far the greatest part…

By far the greatest part of those goods which are the objects of desire, are…


“By far the greatest part of those goods which are the objects of desire, are procured by labour and they may be multiplied, not in one country alone, but in many, almost without any assignable limit, if we are disposed to bestow the labour necessary to obtain them.”
-David Ricardo

David Ricardo – Gold and silver, like other…

Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but…


“Gold and silver, like other commodities, have an intrinsic value, which is not arbitrary, but is dependent on their scarcity, the quantity of labour bestowed in procuring them, and the value of the capital employed in the mines which produce them.”
-David Ricardo