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On Financial Reform

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  • Date Published: August 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108068482

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  • Prior to its publication in 1830, the draft of this work by Sir Henry Parnell, later Baron Congleton (1776–1842), was praised by John Stuart Mill, who said he could 'not see that it is possible to lay down the principles of political economy more broadly'. Chair of the select committee on public income and expenditure during the Duke of Wellington's first ministry, Parnell called for greater retrenchment and reduced taxation. He also argues here that 'the passage of merchandise from one state to another … ought to be as free as air and water', denouncing the supporters of protection as 'among the greatest enemies of mankind'. A later pamphlet by Parnell, A Plain Statement of the Power of the Bank of England (1832), highly critical of the Bank's monopoly, is included in this reissue. His Treatise on Roads (1833) is reissued separately in the Cambridge Library Collection.

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    • Date Published: August 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108068482
    • length: 470 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 27 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. On Financial Reform:
    1. Taxation
    2. Taxes on raw materials
    3. Taxes on manufactures
    4. Taxes on luxuries
    5. Taxes for protecting agriculture
    6. Taxes for protecting manufactures
    7. Effect of repealing taxes in making others more productive
    8. Retrenchment
    9. Collection of the revenue
    10. Bounties
    11. Management of the public expenditure
    12. Civil government
    13. Military expenditure
    14. Slave trade
    15. Colonies
    16. Ireland
    17. Summary of retrenchment
    18. New taxes
    19. The national debt
    20. Future war expenditure
    21. Loans in nominal capital
    22. Terminable annuities
    23. Accumulation of capital
    Appendix
    Part II. A Plain Statement of the Power of the Bank of England, and of the Use it Has Made of it.

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