In those ignorant times, it was not understood, that the profits of merchants are a subject not taxable directly; or that the final payment of all such taxes must fall, with a considerable overcharge, upon the consumers.
The profit of a public bank has been a source of revenue to more considerable states.
Profit is the economic riddle that still puzzles us today.
His profit, besides, is his revenue, the proper fund of his subsistence.
Its profits are only the repayment of the maintenance which its employer advances to himself during the time that he employs it, or till he receives the returns of it.
It is on that extensive footing that Mr. Micawber, I know from my own knowledge of him, is calculated to shine; and the profits, I am told, are e-NOR-MOUS!
In the speeches of politicians towards the close of 1911 and the spring of 1920, there was manifest an increasing recognition of the fact that what is called the capitalist system-the private ownership system that is, in which private profit is the working incentive-was on its trial.
Its profits are the fund destined for the maintenance of their employer.
The returns or receipts include all that is received from an outlay or investment; the profit is the excess (if any) of the receipts over the outlay; hence, in government, morals, etc.,
The plans and projects of the employers of stock regulate and direct all the most important operations of labour, and profit is the end proposed by all those plans and projects.
The great fortunes so suddenly and so easily acquired in Bengal and the other British settlements in the East Indies, may satisfy us, that as the wages of labour are very low, so the profits of stock are very high in those ruined countries.
Let us suppose, for example, that in some particular place, where the common annual profits of manufacturing stock are ten per cent.