A Hundred Impertinent Obstructions – Adam Smith


Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations

The natural effort of every individual to better his own condition, when suffered to exert itself with freedom and security, is so powerful a principle, that it is alone, and without any assistance, not only capable of carrying on the society to wealth and prosperity, but of surmounting a hundred impertinent obstructions with which the folly of human laws too often incumbers its operations

Source: Adam Smith, Wealth of Nations, Volume IV, 5.

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