The aim of good government...
JB SAY (1767-1832)
”Encouragement of mere consumption is no benefit to commerce; for the difficulty lies in supplying the means, not in stimulating the desire of consumption; and we have seen that production alone, furnishes those means. Thus, it is the aim of good government to stimulate production, of bad government to encourage consumption.”
“Declining production is only to be remedied by frugality, intelligence, activity, and freedom.”
“Commercial treaties, which are really good for nothing but to protect industry and capital, diverted into improper channels by the blunders of legislation.”
“It is infinitely more simple, and I hope to have shown, more profitable also, to treat all nations as friends.”