I. Statistics in Colleges

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American economic association, 1888 - Economics - 80 pages
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Page 61 - We know of no rule for construing the extent of such powers, other than is given by the language of the instrument which confers them, taken in connection with the purposes for which they were conferred. The words are : " Congress shall have power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes.
Page 70 - It can never abrogate the text, it can never fritter away its obvious sense, it can never narrow down its true limitations, it can never enlarge its natural boundaries.
Page 77 - ... one of the powers belonging to sovereignty in other civilized nations, and not expressly withheld from Congress by the Constitution; we are irresistibly impelled...
Page 79 - Constitutions of civil government are not to be framed upon a calculation of existing exigencies ; but upon a combination of these, with the probable exigencies of ages, according to the natural and tried course of human affairs.
Page 59 - And the use of all of these terms, 'treaty', 'agreement', 'compact', show that it was the intention of the framers of the Constitution to...
Page 76 - Congress, as the legislature of a sovereign nation, being expressly empowered by the constitution "to lay and collect taxes, to pay the debts and provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States," and "to borrow money on the credit of the United States...
Page 27 - The country is hungry for information ; everything of a statistical character, or even of a statistical appearance, is taken up with an eagerness that is almost pathetic ; the community have not yet learned to be half skeptical and critical enough in respect to such statements.
Page 67 - Where the proceedings clearly point out the purpose of the provision, the aid will be valuable and satisfactory ; but where the question is one of abstract meaning, it will be difficult to derive from this source much reliable assistance in interpretation.
Page 62 - In expounding this law the judgment of the court cannot in any degree be influenced by the construction placed upon it by individual members of Congress, in the debate which took place on its passage ; nor by the motives or reasons assigned by them for supporting or opposing amendments that were offered.
Page 70 - The emitting of paper money by the authority of Government is wisely prohibited to the individual States by the national constitution, and the spirit of that prohibition ought not to be disregarded by the Government of the United States. Though paper emissions, under a general authority, might have some advantages not applicable, and be free from some disadvantages which are applicable to the like emissions by the States, separately, yet they are of a nature so liable to abuse — and, it may...

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