Richard Cobden and the Free Traders

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John McGready, 2009 - Literary Collections - 192 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1881 Excerpt: ... tHE statistics which follow, compiled chiefly from the invaluable Financial Reform Almanack, will serve to illustrate the enormous progress made by Great Britain since the adoption of Free Trade. The eleven tabular statements (A to K) exhibit--(1) the amount of Customs Duties reduced or increased from 1840 to 1879; (2) the value of our Imports and Exports from 1855 to 1879; (3) the value of British Produce exported in triennial periods from 1840 to 1879; (4) the value of Imported Foodin 1840 and 1879; (5) the Duties onArticles of consumption still unremitted; (6) the Progress of our Foreign Trade, as affected by Sir Robert Peel's tariff reforms and by the French Commercial Treaty of 1860; (7) the Progress of British Shipping, as compared with that of other nations, since the repeal of the Navigation Laws in 1849; (8) the National Revenue and Expenditure; (9) the quantity of Wheat and other Grain imported at triennial periods from 1840 to 1876; (10) the Progress of the Country in Trade, Revenue, Consumption, and Wealth, between 1840 and the present time; and (11) the Annual Revenue derived by various Countries from Customs Duties. Customs Duties Repealed, Eeduced, or Increased, from 1840 to 1879, showing the course followed in the realisation of Free Trade. The net reduction in the course of forty years is 25,771,303. Imports and Exports from and to British Possessions, and from and to Foreign Countries. This table indicates the general decline of trade during the past decade; but it also shows the remarkable increase of trade in the period when Free Trade was producing its natural and unimpeded results. c. Value of British Produce Exported between the years 1840 and 1879, in triennial periods. E. Unremitted Duties on Articles of Consumption in the Yea...

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