Principles of Political Economy: With Some of Their Applications to Social Philosophy

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Longmans, Green, and Company, 1909 - Classical school of economics - 1013 pages
 

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Contents

JL Chapter V Fundamental Propositions respecting Capital
63
Fixed and Circulating Capital what
91
but this seldom if ever occurs
97
Of Cooperation or the Combination of Labour
116
Of Production on a Large and Production on
132
Of the Law of the Increase of Labour
155
Of the Law of the Increase of Production from
175
Remedies when the limit to production is the weakness
189
BOOK II
199
Examination of Communism
208
by contract
218
Of the Classes among whom the Produce
238
Of Slavery
249
Of Peasant Proprietors
256
Evidence respecting peasant properties in Belgium
271
Continuation of the same subject
283
Of Metayers
302
Of Cottiers
318
Means of abolishing Cottier Tenancy
329
Of Wages
343
restraints on population
349
A legal or customary minimum of wages with a guarantee
361
Remedies for Low Wages further considered
373
Of the DifferencNpWages in different
385
Of Profits
405
of labour
417
No land can pay rent except land of such quality or situ
423
Is payment for capital sunk in the soil rent or profit ? 429 6 Rent does not enter into the cost of production of agri
433
Value a relative term A general rise or fall of values
439
Of Demand and Supply in their relation
442
Of Cost of Production in its relation to Value
451
Ultimate Analysis of Cost of Production
457
Of Rent in its relation to Value
469
Summary of the Theory of Value 1 The theory of Value recapitulated in a series of proposi
478
Of the Value of Money as dependent
489
Of the Value of Money as dependent on Cost
499
Of a Double Standard and Subsidiary Coins
507
The Laws of Value how modified in their application
509
In what manner it assists production
512
Influence of Credit on Prices
523
Of an Inconvertible Paper Currency
542
Of Excess of Supply
556
Of the Rate of Interest
637
Of the Regulation of a Convertible Paper
651
Of the Competition of Different Countries
678
BOOK IV
695
Influence of the Progress of Industry
710
Of the Tendency of Profits to a Minimum
725
Consequences of the Tendency of Profits to
740
Of the Stationary State
746
Chaffer VII On the Probable Futurity of the Labouring Classes
752
Probable effects of improved intelligence in causing
759
ON THE INFLUENCE OF GOVERNMENT
795
Four fundamental rules of taxation
802
Of Direct Taxes
823
Of Taxes on Commodities
837
Of some other Tares
857
Comparison between Direct and Indirect
864
Practical rules for indirect taxation
870
Of the Ordinary Functions of Government
881
the administration of justice
884
The same subject continued 1 Laws of Inheritance
889
Law and Custom of Primogeniture
891
Entails
894
Law of compulsory equal division of inheritances
896
Laws of Partnership
897
Partnership with limited liability Chartered Companies
899
Partnerships in commandite
903
Laws relating to Insolvency
909
Of Interferences of Government grounded on Erroneous Theories 1 Doctrine of Protection to Native Industry
916
Usury Laws
926
Attempts to regulate the prices of commodities
930
Monopolies
932
Laws against Combination of Workmen
933
Restraints on opinion or on its publication
939
Of the Grounds and Limits of the Laisserfaire or Noninterference Principle 1 Governmental intervention distinguished into authori tative and unauth...
941
Objections to government interventionthe compulsory character of the intervention itself or of the levy of funds to support it
942
increase of the power and influence of government
944
increase of the occupations and responsibilities of government
945
superior efficacy of private agency owing to stronger interest in the work
947
importance of cultivating habits of collective action in the people
948
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL APPENDIX
981
The later History of Socialism
990
BB The Importation of Food
1000

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Page 123 - One man draws out the wire, another straights it, a third cuts it, a fourth points it, a fifth grinds it at the top for receiving the head ; to make the head requires two or three distinct operations ; to put it on is a peculiar business, to whiten the pins is another ; it is even a trade by itself to put them into the paper; and the important business of making a pin is in this manner divided into about eighteen distinct operations, which, in some manufactories, are all performed by distinct hands,...
Page 204 - It is not so with the Distribution of Wealth. That is a matter of human institution solely. The things once there, mankind, individually or collectively, can do with them as they like.
Page 123 - I have seen a small manufactory of this kind where ten men only were employed, and where some of them consequently performed two or three distinct operations. But though they were very poor, and therefore but indifferently accommodated with the necessary machinery, they could, when they exerted themselves, make among them about twelve pounds of pins in a day.
Page 428 - Happily, there is nothing in the laws of Value which remains for the present or any future writer to clear up ; the theory of the subject is complete...
Page 751 - But the best state for human nature, is that in which, while no one is poor, no one desires to be richer, nor has any reason to fear being thrust back by the efforts of others to push themselves forward.
Page 203 - The laws and conditions of the Production of wealth partake of the character of physical truths.
Page 283 - Give a man the secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden ; give him a nine years lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert.
Page 574 - It is commerce which is rapidly rendering war obsolete, by strengthening and multiplying the personal interests which are in natural opposition to it. And it may be said without exaggeration that the great extent and rapid increase of international trade, in being the principal guarantee of the peace of the world, is the great permanent security for the uninterrupted progress of the ideas, the institutions, and the character of the human race.
Page 752 - It is not good for man to be kept perforce at all times in the presence of his species. A world from which solitude is extirpated is a yery poor ideal. Solitude, in the sense of being often alone, is essential to any depth of meditation or of character ; and solitude in the presence of natural beauty and grandeur, is the cradle of thoughts and aspirations which are not only good for the individual, but which society could ill do without.
Page 763 - In the present stage of human progress, when ideas of equality are daily spreading more widely among the poorer classes, and can no longer be checked by anything short of the entire suppression of printed discussion and even of freedom of speech, it is not to be expected that the division of the human race into two hereditary classes, employers and employed, can be permanently maintained.

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