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Labor and Commerce

In this selection from The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith discusses prices in terms of labor and happiness.

Essays

Nonintervention

In this essay, Richard Cobden argues that “that no foreign State has a right by force to interfere with the domestic concerns of another State.”

Essays

Of Property and Government

John Locke lays out the foundational arguments of liberalism: people have rights preexisting government, and government exists to protect those rights.