But he did not pursue the speculation, and without replying, he fell to musing on a quite different and personal matter.
Do you call it work to get hold of concessions and speculate with them?
Malthus was a well-known capitalist, who had made his money by speculation in railway shares.
…that the poverty of Russia arises not merely from the anomalous distribution of landed property and misdirected reforms, but that what had contributed of late years to this result was the civilization from without abnormally grafted upon Russia, especially facilities of communication, as railways, leading to centralization in towns, the development of luxury, and the consequent development of manufactures, credit and its accompaniment of speculation—all to the detriment of agriculture.
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philosophers have speculated on the question of God for thousands of years
We were speculating as to whether a president would have to resign after that kind of scandal.