Henry C. Carey and American Economic Development

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American Philosophical Society, 2007 - 91 стор.
The development of economic thought (ET) of the mid-19th cent. is essentially a history of classical English political economy. The tenets of this school were communicated to the U.S., where the writings of Smith, Malthus, Mill, & Ricardo were adopted by early Amer. political economists. But there was also a strain of political economy in the U.S. at that time that opposed the adoption of the philosophy of classical political economy. This was the nationalistically-oriented Amer. school of ET, & the foremost member of this movement was Henry C. Carey. Contents: Political Economy in 19th-cent. America; A New Methodology & a Theory of Value; Distribution: Labor, Capital, & Land; Institutional Framework; & A Theory of Trade; A Theory of Econ. Develop.

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Сторінка 69 - American protectionists often reason extremely ill, but it is an injustice to them to suppose that their protectionist creed rests upon nothing superior to an economic blunder: many of them have been led to it much more by consideration for the higher interests of humanity, than by purely economic reasons.
Сторінка 49 - I believe that the laboring classes generally, in the manufacturing districts of this country, and especially in the iron and coal districts, are very little aware of the extent to which they are often indebted for their being employed at all, to the immense losses which their employers voluntarily incur in bad times, in order to destroy foreign competition, and to gain and keep possession of foreign markets.
Сторінка 49 - ... a great business before foreign capital can again accumulate to such an extent as to be able to establish a competition in prices with any chance of success. The large capitals of this country are the great instruments of warfare against the competing capital of foreign countries, and are the most essential instruments now remaining by which our manufacturing supremacy can be maintained; the other elements — cheap labor, abundance of raw materials, means of communication, and skilled labor...
Сторінка 25 - ... share has increased; and — the total product having largely increased — the augmentation of his quantity is very great. That of the capitalist has diminished in proportion ; but — the product having so much increased — this reduction of proportion has been accompanied by a large increase of quantity. Both thus profit greatly by the improvements that have been effected. With every further movement in the same direction, the same results continue to be obtained — the proportion of the...
Сторінка 47 - The internal competition which takes place, soon does away with everything like monopoly, and by degrees reduces the price of the article to the minimum of a reasonable profit on the capital employed. This accords with the reason of the thing, and with experience.
Сторінка 58 - ... and inconveniency of river navigation, it may frequently be difficult to send this surplus abroad. Abundance, therefore, renders provisions cheap, and encourages a great number of workmen to settle in the neighbourhood, who find that their industry can there procure them more of the necessaries and conveniences of life than in other places.
Сторінка 69 - They believe that a nation all engaged in the same, or nearly the same, pursuit — a nation all agricultural — cannot attain a high state of civilization and culture. And for this there is a great foundation of reason.
Сторінка 58 - An inland country naturally fertile and easily cultivated, produces a great surplus of provisions beyond what is necessary for maintaining the cultivators, and on account of the expense of land carriage, and inconveniency of river navigation, it may frequently be difficult to send this surplus abroad.
Сторінка 42 - They give a new value to the surplus part of the rude produce, by saving the expense of carrying it to the water-side, or to some distant market ; and they furnish the cultivators with something in exchange for it, that is either useful or agreeable to them, upon easier terms than they could have obtained it before.
Сторінка 58 - They work up the materials of manufacture which the land produces, and exchange their finished work, or, what is the same thing, the price of it, for more materials and provisions. They give a new value to the surplus part of the rude produce, by saving the expense of carrying it to the water-side or to some distant market...

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