An Essay on the Distribution of Wealth, and on the Sources of Taxation
J. Murray, 1831 - Human geography - 329 pages
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Page 210 - ... no demand for any additional quantity of corn ; the capital and labour employed on No. 3 will be devoted to the production of other commodities desirable to the community, and can have no effect in raising rent, unless the raw material from which they are made cannot be obtained without employing capital less advantageously on the land, in which case No. 3 must again be cultivated.