Adam Smith: “Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production.”

Adam Smith:

“Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production; and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.”

Smith, Adam. 1776. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations. London: Methuen & Co (Book IV, chapter 8, 49)

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