DNSG

AcronymDefinition
DNSGDiabetes and Nutrition Study Group (European Association for the Study of Diabetes)
DNSGDefense and National Security Group (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
DNSGDigital Satellite News Gathering
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C W E m n P r s Trade would be profitable only if the price ratios are not equal; that is, using the SNDG ratios, only if m/n > r/s, or if m/n < r/s; or using the DNSG ratios, only if m/r > n/s, or if m/r < n/s.
If the DNSG method is chosen, trading profits are said to occur because of differences between nations in productive efficiency, and a policy of geographical specialisation in production, with free trade, is recommended.
135 of the Principles, quoted above, Ricardo appears to have been thinking of DNSG ratios when he referred to a commodity being produced in Portugal 'with less labour than in England', and when he compared the labour cost of cloth in England (90 men) with the labour cost of cloth in Portugal (100 men).
134-5) thus implying that it is not appropriate to use the DNSG ratios.
His Note 259 thus seems to have been comparing SNDG ratios rather than DNSG ratios; that is, comparing the labour cost of cloth in England with the labour cost of wine in England (where the labour units for cloth and wine are comparable), and comparing the labour cost of cloth in Portugal with the labour cost of wine in Portugal (where the labour units for cloth and wine are comparable); rather than comparing the labour cost of cloth in England with the labour cost of wine in Portugal (given that the labour units of the two countries are not comparable), and comparing the labour cost of wine in England with the labour cost of wine in Portugal (for the same reason).
If Ricardo did in fact regard the SNDG ratios as preferable to the DNSG ratios, then it will be argued below that the LCA of Ricardo does not provide a justification for a policy of international specialisation in production.
In other words, he was making comparisons of the DNSG kind (different nations, same goods), thus contradicting his own statement two pages earlier that such comparisons do not determine international exchanges, namely: