Observations on Reversionary Payments: On Schemes for Providing Annuities for Widows, and for Persons in Old Age; on the Method of Calculating the Values of Assurances on Lives; and on the National Debt to which are Added Four Essays on Different Subjects in the Doctrine of Life-annuities and Political Arithmetick, Also an Appendix ...

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T. Cadell and W. Davis, 1772 - Annuities - 404 pages
 

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Page 354 - ... it is by no means strictly proper to consider our diseases as the original intention of nature. They are, without doubt, in general our own creation. Were there a country where the inhabitants led lives entirely natural and virtuous, few of them would die without measuring out the whole period of...
Page xvi - A review of the principal questions and difficulties in morals; particularly those relating to the original of our ideas of virtue, its nature, foundation, reference to the deity, obligation, subject-matter and sanctions.
Page 235 - ... dying every year at any particular age, and above it, must be equal to the number of the living at that age. The number for example dying every year at all ages from the beginning to the utmost extremity of life, must, in...
Page 350 - Between the ages of 30 and 35, and alfo between 42 and 52, there is an irregularity in the BERLIN Table, which, very probably, would not have appeared in it, had it been formed from the bills for a longer term of years.
Page 239 - ... it, as to render the proportion of thofe who die to the living in this divifion of life nearly the fame with the proportion which, he fays, he had been informed die annually of the young lads in Chrift-Church Hofpital.
Page 246 - In these circumstances, in order to find the true number of the inhabitants, from bills of mortality containing an account of the ages at which all die, it is necessary that the proportion of the annual births to the annual settlers should be known, and also the period of life at which the latter remove.
Page 1 - Answer. It is evident that the value of such an expectation is different, according to the different ages of the purchasers, and the proportion of the age of the wife to that of the husband. Let us then suppose that every person in such a so.
Page 128 - It allures any fums or reverfionary annuities on any lives, for any number of years, as well as for the whole continuance of the lives, at rates...
Page 354 - They are, without doubt, in general, our own creation. Were there a country, where the inhabitants led lives entirely natural and virtuous, few of them would die without meafuring out the whole period of prefent...
Page 202 - ... and consequently, the less must be the plenty, and the higher the price of all the means of subsistence. Moderate towns being seats of refinement, emulation, and arts, may be public advantages. But great towns, long before they grow to half the bulk of London, become checks on population of too hurtful a nature, nurseries of debauchery and voluptuousness; and in many respects, greater evils than can be compensated by any advantages

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