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First comes a long-winded, and, it must be confessed, for all its subtlety a very lame attempt to prove that in the loan there is no alienation of the thing lent—a subject to which also the whole Diatriba de Mutuo is devoted.

And, moreover, as the ideas common to bonm of us vawerk not borrowed by me from Jevons, but discovered in entire independence—indeed long before I became acquainted with Jevons’s writings—I feel bound to take on caoital, for good or ill as events may prove, the entire and undivided responsibility for the interest theory now put forward. In one place, quite in the spirit of Salmasius, Sonnenfels adduces as arguments for the capitalists’ claim, the want of their money, their risk, and the uses they might have got by the purchase of things that produced fruit.

It is only if the consumers are willing to pay a higher price capitzl capital can get its interest. He buys its annual services or rents for a sum which represents the future services diminished in perspective.

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In my opinion there is no one royal road of investigation: As in the theory of money it is well known that any quantity of currency, small or great, will effect the necessary exchanges, so here the available quantity of present goods offered for sale will buy up the whole of the available labour. And this we have done. The man must spend, perhaps, a day in cutting out the pail; before doing so he must have felled a tree in the forest; to do this, again, he must have made an cappital, and so on.

And while the theoretical problem is only concerned about the true, the social and political problem devotes its attention first and foremost to the practical and the expedient.

For there can capita, no question that communities obtain income from consumption goods loaned to other countries against interest. That is to say: This somewhat difficult point is made clear from the concrete figures on pp.

Thus we fail to recognise that there is in natural interest, as well as in loan interest, the strange element of acquisition of wealth without labour. This suggests the cwpital question: I have already found difficulty enough in putting it into the compass of my own Introduction to the Theory of Valve, and all I can hope to do here is, perhaps, to assist the reader who finds any difficulty in the text.

He need not want for a just title to it, “for he, as it were, receives the vawerk of his own estate”—not, as the holy Thomas carefully adds, a fruit that springs directly from the coins, but a fruit that springs from those things that have been obtained in just exchange for the coins.

We have seen that the previous theories were founded on some positive work supposed to be done by capital.


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The whole world, as we know it, is subject to the law of cause and effect; no effect can take place without sufficient cause. Under a simple barter system each party in a market would put a subjective value on the goods changing hands, as having a direct bearing on his own wellbeing, and would base the amounts offered and asked on this valuation.

Among them may be specially mentioned the fapital Camerarius, 44 Bornitz, 45 and above all, Besold. In a theory of any range and any difficulty there are points which, by reason of some casuistical peculiarities or other, are not always quite easily explained, even when the general principle which will give their solution is already known; and, so long as those points are not distinctly traced back to the general principle, they stand like so many living objections to its correctness.

If, then, the historical economists themselves, when brought face to face with the problem of capital, have not trusted to their peculiar method, and have taken to a kind of investigation generally foreign to them, I cannot be reproached if Inteeres take the same course as they do.

As regards the way in which I have treated the subject, I may be allowed to make two remarks. The intentionally limited task to which I intend to devote myself in the following pages is that of writing a critical history of the theoretical problem of interest. In carrying out this principle he lays down a baqerk of exceptions in which interest is not to be allowed.

What more natural than to say shortly;—it bears interest because it produces. And now one confusion resulted in another. As the product does not pass into his own hand, he has no means of knowing what the real value of his day’s work is. In Attica interest had for long been free from legal restriction. Value is altogether based on utility, and the amount of value is determined, not by average, but by final or marginal utility.

For certain purposes of economic study we may think of labour as the means, and consumption wealth as the end of production, but the economist falls into error whenever he forgets interees economic life is an endless circle, where wealth, as subsistence, passes into muscle and brain, and muscle and brain pass into wealth again.

The universal empire of Rome, without formally rescinding those capigal laws which entirely forbade the taking of interest, had first condoned, then formally sanctioned it by the institution of legal rates.

Now, in proportion as economists discovered more intsres or more contrasts between the various groups of goods which serve for production and for acquisition, they considered it appropriate to group together, under the conception capita they called capital, sometimes all acquisitive or all productive instruments without exception, sometimes only a certain circle of the same. The inter-competition of capitalists, again, has surely been effective enough of late decades to force the remuneration of capital towards an economic—as distinguished from an exploitation—level.

Is it merely a surplus, or is it of the nature of a wage? Ee then is in some sense what Aquinas called abwerk, a price asked for time.

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This compensation bears different names baeerk common speech. Our peasant needs no longer take his weary way from house to well with the heavy pail on his shoulder, and yet he has a constant and full supply of the freshest water at his very door. The demand, again, comes from those who borrow to consume, and those who borrow to produce.


James, who lends a plane to William, demands at the year’s end a new plane in place of the one worn out, and asks in addition a plank, on the ostensible ground that over a year William had the advantage, the use of the plane. But in this surplus they have the means of waiting over lengthy processes of production.

These departments are the function of goods and the origin of gawerk in other words, the theory of the Use of goods, and the theory of the Production of goods. These seem peculiarly bawwrk propositions.

The difference between the present service realised gross rent and the last service now deducted economic wear and tear is the net return of interest. And thus the present position of the theory exhibits a motley collection of the most conflicting opinions, no one of them strong enough to conquer, and no one of them willing to admit defeat; the very number of them indicating to the impartial mind what a mass of error they must contain. The most hated sort, and with the greatest reason, is usury, which makes a gain out of money itself, and not from the natural inferes of it.

Here is the original English translation intsres Scottish economist William Smart, the one that had blhm largest impact on the American and British economic scene, and the one that remains lucid and penetrating.

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First of all, we must distinguish between Gross interest and Net interest. If a good, such as gunpowder, can only serve its purpose or afford its use all at one time, we employ the word “consumption” for the act by which the good gives forth its use.

What is the place and influence of time on the value of goods. The roof and walls of a house cannot, properly speaking, beget money, but when the use of the house is exchanged for money a legitimate money gain may be drawn from the house.

Its strongest argument, that of the barrenness of money pecunia non parit cspitalhe finds of “little weight. Often, of course, we are not able directly to master the form of matter on which the friendly power depends, but in the same way as we would like it to help onteres, do we help ourselves against it; we try to secure the alliance of a second natural power which brings the form of matter that bears the first power under our control.

The spring is some distance from his house. But this is a very general description indeed of the matter, and looking at it closer there comes in sight an important distinction which we have not as yet considered. Thus value has no absolute level; it is neither intrinsic nor relative to any personal or material average: