Alfred Marshall

Alfred Marshall

Englishman and one of the most influential economists of his time.
All wealth consists of desirable things; that is, things which satisfy human wants directly or indirectly: but not all desirable things are reckoned as wealth.More Alfred Marshall quotes [01/31/2012 11:01:45]
Again, most of the chief distinctions marked by economic terms are differences not of kind but of degree.More Alfred Marshall quotes [01/31/2012 11:01:32]
In common use almost every word has many shades of meaning, and therefore needs to be interpreted by the context.More Alfred Marshall quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Individual and national rights to wealth rest on the basis of civil and international law, or at least of custom that has the force of law.More Alfred Marshall quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It is common to distinguish necessaries, comforts, and luxuries; the first class including all things required to meet wants which must be satisfied, while the latter consist of things that meet wants of a less urgent character.More Alfred Marshall quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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