Talk:Progress and Poverty (George)/Chapter I

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"There is distress where large standing armies are maintained, but there is also distress where the standing armies are nominal" - what is the meaning of "nominal" in this context? Shouldn't it read "minimal"? --Erel Segal (talk) 05:18, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

"Nominal" is the correct reading. In this context it means "insignificantly small or trifling". Beeswaxcandle (talk) 06:57, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

"Evidently, beneath all such things as these, from local circumstances but are in some way or another engendered by progress itself." - This sentence looks fragmented, can someone verify that it's correct? --Erel Segal (talk) 05:22, 25 June 2012 (UTC)

Agree that this sentence doesn't make sense. This text was a copy/paste from an unknown source and I note that this version is a condensed edition. I think it would be better to replace the work with this one. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 06:57, 25 June 2012 (UTC)