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An Introduction to English Economics: History and Theory, the Middle Ages (1892)
William James Ashley
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Page ii - Crown 8vo., 1s. firf. net. THE ADJUSTMENT OF WAGES; a Study on the Coal and Iron Industries of Great Britain and the United States. With 4 Maps. 8vo., 121.
Page 152 - If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.
Page 153 - To take usury for a loan of money is in itself unjust : for it is to sell what does not exist, which is an inequality, and therefore an injustice. To understand this, it must be known that there are some things whose use consists in the consuming of them, as when we consume wine by drinking it, or corn by eating it. In articles of this kind, therefore, the use of the thing must not be reckoned separately from the thing itself ; he who is given the use is thereby given the thing. And accordingly in...
Page 126 - We cannot wonder that, with such lessons before them, a salutary reaction from the self-seeking of the pagan world should have led the early Christian Fathers to totally condemn the pursuit of gain. It took them further — to the denial to the individual of the right to do what he liked with his own, even to enjoy in luxury the wealth he possessed. " What injustice is there in my diligently preserving my own, so long as I do not invade the property of another?
Page 62 - Quern, a sort of portable mill, made of two stones about two feet broad, thin at the edges, and a little thicker in the middle. In the centre of the upper stone is a hole to pour in the corn, and a peg by way of handle. The whole is placed on a cloth ; the grinder pours the corn into the hole with one hand, and with the other turns round the upper stone with a very rapid motion, while the meal runs out at the sides on the cloth.
Page 212 - ... hindered, with a view to his advantage, from making such bargain, in the way of obtaining money, as he thinks fit: nor, (what is a necessary consequence) anybody hindered from supplying him, upon any terms he thinks proper to accede to. This proposition, were it to be received, would level, you see, at one stroke, all the barriers which law, either statute or common, have in their united wisdom set up, either against the crying sin of Usury...
Page xii - ... laws" of rent, wages, profits ; and that what they must attempt to discover are the laws of social development — that is to say, generalizations as to the stages through which the economic life of society has actually moved. They believe that knowledge like this will not only give them an insight into the past, but will enable them the better to understand the difficulties of the present.
Page 127 - God is unjust, in not distributing to us the means of life equally, so that thou shouldst have abundance while others are in want ? Or is it not rather that He wished to confer upon thee marks of His kindness, while He crowned thy fellow with the virtue of patience. Thou, then, who hast received the gift of God, thinkest thou...