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On the Principles of Political Economy, and Taxation

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Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: January 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108075435

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  • This work, originally published in 1817, is one of the founding texts of modern economics. Enormously successful as a stockbroker, David Ricardo (1772–1823) was able to lead the life of a wealthy country squire, while his intellectual interests caused him to move in the circles of Thomas Malthus and James Mill. It was at Mill's urging that Ricardo published this book, entered Parliament in 1819 (as an independent member for a rotten Irish borough) and worked for financial and parliamentary reform. Ricardo argues in this work that Adam Smith was mistaken in his understanding of the economic significance of rent, and also demonstrates the mutual benefit of free trade between countries, as against protectionism. The book's findings and conclusions have been controversial since its publication, but led John Stuart Mill to judge Ricardo 'the greatest political economist'.

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    • Date Published: January 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108075435
    • length: 616 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.77kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    1. On value
    2. On rent
    3. On the rent of mines
    4. On natural and market price
    5. On wages
    5*. On profits
    6. On foreign trade
    7. On taxes
    8. Taxes on raw produce
    8*. Taxes on rent
    9. Tithes
    10. Land-tax
    11. Taxes on gold
    12. Taxes on houses
    13. Taxes on profits
    14. Taxes on wages
    15. Taxes on other commodities than raw produce
    16. Poor rates
    17. On sudden changes in the channels of trade
    18. Value and riches, their distinct properties
    19. Effects of accumulation on profits and interest
    20. Bounties on exportation, and prohibitions of importation
    21. On bounties on production
    22. Doctrine of Adam Smith concerning the rent of land
    23. On colonial trade
    24. On gross and net revenue
    25. On currency and banks
    26. On the comparative value of gold, corn, and labour, in rich and in poor countries
    27. Taxes paid by the producer
    28. On the influence of demand and supply on prices
    29. Mr Malthus's opinions on rent
    Index.

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    David Ricardo

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