Adam Smith quote about citizenship from The Wealth of Nations - A merchant, it has been said very properly, is not necessarily the citizen of any particular country.
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A merchant, it has been said very properly, is not necessarily the citizen of any particular country.
 Adam Smith, The Wealth of Nations (1776). copy citation

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Author Adam Smith
Source The Wealth of Nations
Topic citizenship merchant globalization
Date 1776
Language English
Reference An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations
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“The capital, however, that is acquired to any country by commerce and manufactures, is always a very precarious and uncertain possession, till some part of it has been secured and realized in the cultivation and improvement of its lands. A merchant, it has been said very properly, is not necessarily the citizen of any particular country. It is in a great measure indifferent to him from what place he carries on his trade; and a very trifling disgust will make him remove his capital, and, together with it, all the industry which it supports, from one country to another.” source

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