By Carl Menger
In 1876, Carl Menger, then a tender professor on the college of Vienna, used to be requested to educate the foundations of political economic system to Crown Prince Rudolf of Austria, the 17 yr previous purely son of Emperor Francis Joseph, who used to be to die tragically prior to he may possibly inherit the throne. Rudolf's lately came upon Notebooks of those lectures, corrected via Menger, are a desirable list of what the founding father of the Austrian marginalist college suggestion worthy instructing to the inheritor presumptive of an excellent energy. with out pertaining to his personal theories, Menger brought a direction at the economics of Adam Smith - as awarded within the mainstream German textbooks of the time - in the sort of approach that the Notebooks will be seen as a key record on classical fiscal liberalism, natural and unadulterated. They forged new gentle on Menger's personal theoretical discoveries, his view of presidency and his interpretation of classical economics. during this very important quantity Rudolf's Notebooks are released for the 1st time either in German and an English translation. The editor's specified creation presents the ancient and highbrow history to the Notebooks in addition to a radical research of classical economics and its remedy through Menger. The textual content is absolutely annotated in German and English with its stunning assets traced passage by way of passage.
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Insbcsonclcnl die intcmationalc Albcitstheilung'. Political economy I 39 Second Prindple of Economy 4r In our economic striving, it is not enough to satisfy our more important needs while disregarding our less important ones, but it is just as important that we satisfy those needs in the most economical manner possible. This principle applies to consumption as well as to production. 16 The division of labour is an important preliminary condition for inexpensive and economical production; the term denotes the organization of work in such a way that each product or part of a product is executed by a different worker.
Wo die Natur in gewissen Zeiten eine bestimmte Arbeit unm6glich macht. ent durch Betrieb eines einzelnen Gewerbes sich nicht erhalten lclJnnte, da der Abs~ ein zu geringer ist. 20 Wollte man die Arbeitsteilung steigem, so nwjJ man deshalb vor allem aufdie Verbesserung der KommunilcationsminePl und namentlich die Verbindung der Produlctionsgebiete mit den Milrlaen hinwirken. Wegen der Geringftigiglceit des Marlaes pjlegen in lcleineren Ortschaften viele oder doch mehrere Gesch/Jfte von einer Person getriebenzu wen/en, die in griJjJeren Ortschaften unter mehreren Personen geteilt sind.
3. 4. 3r Jede Teilquantitit der betreffenden Gfiter gegen den Verlust derselben zu verwahren. Jede TeilquantiW in ihren nfitzlichen Eigenschaften zu erhalten. Eine Wahl zu treffen zwischen den wichtigeren und minder wichtigen Bedfirfnissen, die sie zu befriedigen haben. Die ihnen verfllgbare QuantiWdieserGfiterso zu verwenden, da8 bestimmte Bedfirfnisse mit der geringsten Menge derselben, und damit wieder m6glichst viele Bedfirfnisse erftillt werden. II tlber die Hauptgnmdsitze, aach welcben die Measchen wirtscbaftea12 Die Menschen, zur Brkenntnis ge1angt.