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" This great increase of the quantity of work which, in consequence of the division of labour, the same number of people are capable of performing, is owing to three different circumstances; first, to the increase of dexterity in every particular workman;... "
The history, principles and practice of banking, revised by A.S. Michie - Page 72
by James William Gilbart - 1882
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Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications ..., Volume 1

John Stuart Mill - Economics - 1849 - 552 pages
...saving of the time which is commonly lost in passing from one species of work to another; and lastly, the invention of a great number of machines which...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many." Of these the increase of dexterity of the individual workman is the most obvious and universal. It...
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Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review, Volume 21

Commerce - 1849
...another ; and lastly, to the invention of a great number of machines which facilitate and abridge labor, and enable one man to do the work of many." The increase of dexterity by constant practico is very observable in the practice of "casting up." A clerk who is much accustomed to this...
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The Standard Library Cyclopaedia of Political, Constitutional ..., Volume 2

Economics - 1853
...saving of the time which is commonly lost in passing from one species of work to another;" and, 3rdly. " the invention of a great number of machines which...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many :" to which may be added, 4thly, the separation which it causes between labour and the direction of...
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National Cyclopaedia of Useful Knowledge, Volumes 5-6

Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1853
...the time which is commonly lost in passing from one species of work to another ; ' and, iirdly, • the invention of a great number of machines which...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many :' to which may 471 DIVORCE. DIVORCE. be added, 4tlily, the separation which it causes j for adultery,...
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Political Economy

Nassau William Senior - Economics - 1854 - 239 pages
...circumstances. " First, to the increase of dexterity in every particular workman; secondly, to the saving of the time which is commonly lost in passing from one species...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many." Smith was the first writer who laid much stress on the division of labour. The force and the variety...
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The Teacher's Handbook to the Circle of Knowledge: Containing the Lessons ...

Charles Baker - 1857 - 412 pages
...time which would be lost in passing from one species of work to another; and, lastly, to the invention of machines, which facilitate and abridge labour, and enable one man to do the work of many. one trade— A smith accustomed to make nails, but whose whole business has not been that of a nailer,...
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Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

Charles Babbage - Mathematicians - 1864 - 496 pages
...particular workman. 2nd. The saving of time lost in passing from one species of work to another. 3rd. The invention of a great number of machines which...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many. These are undoubtedly true causes, but the most important cause is entirely omitted. The most effective...
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Sketches of Political Economy

James Stuart Laurie - Economics - 1864 - 84 pages
...the saving of time which is commonly lost in passing from one species of work to another; and lastly, the invention of a great number of machines which...labour, and enable one man to do the work of many." Mr. Babbage has drawn attention to another advantage derived from the minute division of labour which...
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Passages from the Life of a Philosopher

Charles Babbage - Mathematicians - 1864 - 496 pages
...lost in passing from one species of work to another. 3rd. The invention of a great number of macliines which facilitate and abridge labour, and enable one man to do the work of many. These are undoubtedly true causes, but the most important cause is entirely omitted. The most effective...
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Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social ...

John Stuart Mill - Economics - 1866 - 591 pages
...saving of the time which is commonly lost in passing from one species of work to another ; and lastly, the invention of a great number of machines which...abridge labour, and enable one man to do the work of many.'1 Of these, the increase of dexterity of the individual workman is the most obvious and universal....
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