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Destroy or take away the employment and wages of those artisans - which the corn laws in a great measure do - and you will, ere long, render the land in Great Britain of as little value as it is in other countries. Joseph Hume#Artisans 70
Joseph Hume#Artisans 70
Fortunately for England, all her imports are raw materials. Joseph Hume#England 67
Joseph Hume#England 67
At the present moment the people of England are only three-quarters fed, and the result of this improvement in the export of our manufactures would be, that they would be entirely fed. Joseph Hume#England 63
Joseph Hume#England 63
The advantage to Great Britain of a regular free trade in corn would, therefore, be more by raising the rest of the world to our standard and price, than by lowering the prices here to the standard of the Continent. Joseph Hume#Advantage 52
Joseph Hume#Advantage 52
There is abundant proof that the opening of our ports always tends to raise the price of foreign corn to the price in the English market, and not to sink the price of British corn to the price in the continental market. Joseph Hume#Abundant 49
Joseph Hume#Abundant 49
Our course, then, is clear; if we desire to put an end to pauperism, or to lessen it, we should import everything we can use or sell, in order that we may employ our unemployed hands, in making the goods by which we pay for these imports. Joseph Hume#Clear 49
Joseph Hume#Clear 49
Our people are unemployed and anxious to work for the food which foreigners can give us. Joseph Hume#Food 49
Joseph Hume#Food 49
Land, in England, is valuable, because we have highly-paid artisans to consume the produce on the spot. Joseph Hume#Artisans 40
Joseph Hume#Artisans 40
I am willing to admit that if the agriculturists are oppressed by peculiar burdens, they ought to be relieved from them, or be allowed a fair and just protection equivalent to all such peculiar burdens. Joseph Hume#Admit 38
Joseph Hume#Admit 38
So that a famine price is vague, and the plan subject to all the inconvenience now experienced. Joseph Hume#Experienced 38
Joseph Hume#Experienced 38
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