AS QUOTED “The laws say that a thing is worth as much
as it can be sold for, that is, according to how
purchasers can be got to buy when at liberty and
by free choice, and assuming that the purchasers
are not fools, pinched, or deceived. … Hence,
everyone who sells, since he is moved toward his
own profit, must rightly in some degree be morally
suspect to himself.”
—Johannes Nider, in On the Contracts of
Merchants. First published about 1468.
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