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An Inquiry Into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations Setting & Symbolism

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Mines

In the first portion of the book, the author normally means metal mines. During this part he explains how much of the precious metals currently on the surface of the planet and in use have been retrieved from mines through a great deal of effort. When they pay off they are fantastic, but the author shows how risky this field is: he explains that most high level investors scoff and laugh at those who seek to invest in speculations on mines.

The location of mines holds a tremendous influence on what occurs with respect to the international economic picture. The production and output of mines and how and where what has already been mined has a constant role to play in the economic scene.

Peru

This location is introduced as the home of the richest silver mines in the known world during the 1700s. At the time...

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