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The ‘Empire’ of Free Trade
Free trade brings to smaller nations all the advantages of empire without the disadvantages.

WERE all nations to follow the liberal system of free exportation and free importation, the different states into which a great continent was divided would so far resemble the different provinces of a great empire.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Each. Both.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Experience. Water. State.

Use together in one sentence: Water. Effectual. Dearth.

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Big Spenders
Music: Thomas Linley the Younger
Adam Smith warns that politicians are the last people who should lecture the public about how to run their affairs.

GREAT nations are never impoverished by private, though they sometimes are by public prodigality and misconduct. The whole, or almost the whole public revenue is, in most countries, employed in maintaining unproductive hands.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Compose. Comprise.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Let. Watch. Produce.

Use together in one sentence: Last. Country. Even.

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The Great Chessboard
Music: William Boyce
If Britain is a chessboard, then politicians should remember that the ‘pieces’ are alive, and they generally play a better game.

THE man of system, on the contrary, is apt to be very wise in his own conceit; and is often so enamoured with the supposed beauty of his own ideal plan of government, that he cannot suffer the smallest deviation from any part of it.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Appear. Seem. Seam.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Part. Plan. Hand.

Use together in one sentence: Supposed. So. Interests.

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Fit and Proper Persons
Music: William Boyce
No one is more dangerous than the man who thinks that it is his destiny to direct things for the common good.

EVERY individual necessarily labours to render the annual revenue of the society as great as he can. He generally, indeed, neither intends to promote the public interest, nor knows how much he is promoting it. Nor is it always the worse for the society that it was no part of it.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Affect. Effect.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Attempt. Trust. Trade.

Use together in one sentence: Interest. Part. So.

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‘No dog exchanges bones with another’
Music: Francesco Geminiani
How do we get the help of millions of people we don’t know? Only by trade.

NOBODY ever saw a dog make a fair and deliberate exchange of one bone for another with another dog.

A spaniel endeavours by a thousand attractions to engage the attention of its master who is at dinner, when it wants to be fed by him. Man has not time, however, to do this upon every occasion.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Require. Request. Requisition.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Make. Interest. Want.

Use together in one sentence: Spaniel. Interest. Exchange.

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