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《銅布》

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1 銅布:
銅布於下,為天下菑,何以言之?銅布於下,則民鑄錢者,大抵必雜石鈆鐵焉,黥罪日繁,此一禍也。銅布於下,偽錢無止,錢用不信,民愈相疑,此二禍也。銅布於下,采銅者棄其田疇,家鑄者損其農事,穀不為則鄰於飢,此三禍也。故不禁鑄錢,則錢常亂,黥罪日積,是陷阱也。且農事不為,有疑為菑,故民鑄錢,不可不禁。上禁鑄錢,必以死罪。鑄錢者禁則錢必還重,錢重則盜鑄錢者起,則死罪又復積矣,銅使之然也。故銅布於下,其禍博矣。

2 銅布:
今博禍可除,七福可致。何謂七福?上收銅,勿令布下,則民不鑄錢,黥罪不積,一。銅不布下,則偽錢不繁,民不相疑,二。銅不布下,不得采銅,不得鑄錢,則民反耕田矣,三。銅不布下,畢歸於上,上挾銅積以御輕重,錢輕則以術斂之,錢重則以術散之,則錢必治,貨物必平矣,四。挾銅之積,以鑄兵器,以假貴臣,小大多少,各有制度,以別貴賤,以差上下,則等級明矣,五。挾銅之積,以臨萬貨,以調盈虛,以收倍羨,則官必富,而末民困矣,六。挾銅之積,制吾棄財,以與匈奴逐爭其民,則敵必壞矣。此謂之七福。

3 銅布:
故善為天下者,因禍而為福,轉敗而為功,今顧退七福而行博禍,可為長大息者,此其一也。

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