Monday, September 12, 2011

Turn the Crank

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In truth then, there is nothing more to wish for than that the king, remaining alone on the island, by constantly turning a crank, might produce, through automata, all the output of England.

-- Jean-Charles-LĂ©onard Simonde Sismondi
New Principles of Political Economy (1819)

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