Publications of the American Economic Association, Volume 11

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The Association, 1896 - Economics
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Includes the Papers and proceedings of the annual meeting.

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Page 212 - Be it enacted, That all and every person and persons whatsoever, who shall hereafter teach, or cause any slave or slaves to be taught to write, or shall use or employ any slave as a scribe in any manner of writing whatsoever, hereafter taught to write, every such person or persons shall, for every such offence, forfeit the sum of one hundred pounds current money.
Page 73 - For when prices are likely to rise, people rush to borrow money and buy goods, and thus help prices to rise ; business is inflated, and is managed recklessly and wastefully; those working on borrowed capital pay back less real value than they borrowed, and enrich themselves at the expense of the community.
Page 191 - All that is needed to make us the finest race on earth is to ingraft upon our stock the negro element which Providence has placed by our side on this continent.
Page 310 - Of all the vulgar modes of escaping from the consideration of the effect of social and moral influences in the human mind, the most vulgar is that of attributing the diversities of conduct and character to inherent natural differences.
Page 239 - ... doing wrong. They eat the forbidden fruit, but it brings with it no knowledge of the difference between good and evil. They steal, but if detected they fall back upon the Lord. It was de will of de Lord that they should do this or that. De Lord forbid that they should go against his holy pleasure. In fact these poor children of darkness have escaped the consequences of the Fall, and must come of another stock after all.
Page 328 - It will probably be made clear, and that at no distant date, that the last thing our civilization is likely to permanently tolerate is the wasting of the resources of the richest regions of the earth through the lack of the elementary qualities of social efficiency in the races possessing them.
Page 388 - ... similar in all important respects except in the standard in which they are expressed, the results afford substantial proof that the fall of exchange (after it once began) was discounted in advance.
Page 106 - It is believed that the series of facts herein embodied will establish the following degrees of hybridity, namely : 1st. That in which hybrids never re-produce ; in other words, when the mixed progeny begins and ends with the first cross. 2d. That, in which the hybrids are incapable...
Page 242 - The legislator may think it hard that his power for good is so closely restricted ; but he has no reason to complain of any limits upon his power for evil.
Page 189 - ... by use to the revolting spectacle. This consideration alone would satisfy us that the real cause of the horror with which the Whites in some other countries shrink from the thought of marriage with an African is to be found, not in physical, but in political and moral circumstances. We entertain little doubt, that when the laws which create a distinction between the races shall be completely abolished, a very few generations will mitigate the prejudices which those laws have created, and which...

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