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What is Wealth?

by Henry Pratt Fairchild - 1936

The craving for wealth must be as old as human nature. Men, ever since they were men, must have wanted to stand out among their fellows on the basis of the things they possessed. And from very early times there must have been two distinct forms of wealth. The first consisted in things that were desired for their own sake, because they helped to satisfy some instinct, need, or craving of the possessor.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 3 Number 20, 1936, p. 44-46
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 13392, Date Accessed: 9/26/2020 3:26:58 PM

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