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A Treatise on the Principles and Practical Influence of Taxation and the Funding System


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

  • Date Published: August 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108078689

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  • A friend, correspondent and intellectual successor to David Ricardo, John Ramsay McCulloch (1789–1864) forged his reputation in the emerging field of political economy by publishing deeply researched articles in Scottish periodicals and the Encyclopaedia Britannica. From 1828 he spent nearly a decade as professor of political economy at the newly founded University of London, thereafter becoming comptroller of the Stationery Office. Perhaps the first professional economist, McCulloch had become internationally renowned by the middle of the century, recognised for sharing his ideas through lucid lecturing and writing. The present work, first published in 1845, has been hailed as 'the first systematic account of the theory and policy of public finance'. After a general introductory chapter, the book discusses direct and indirect taxation, before considering national debt and how to deal with it. Several other works written or edited by McCulloch are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.

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    • Date Published: August 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108078689
    • dimensions: 220 x 140 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.68kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Direct Taxes:
    1. Taxes on rent
    2. Taxes on profits
    3. Taxes on wages
    4. Taxes on property and income
    Part II. Indirect Taxes:
    1. Advantages and disadvantages of indirect taxes
    2. Taxes on necessaries and luxuries
    3. Ad valorem taxes
    4. Taxes on raw produce
    5. Customs or frontier duties
    6. Excise or inland duties
    7. Stamp and legacy duties
    8. Duties on the postage of letters
    9. Lotteries, etc.
    10. The extent to which taxes should be laid on commodities
    11. Comparative productiveness of high and low taxes
    12. Influence of variations in the value of money on taxation
    13. Real and comparative weight and influences of taxation in different countries
    Part III. Funding System:
    1. Advantages and disadvantages
    2. Different methods of funding
    3. Reduction of the national debt
    Appendices 1-14.

  • Author

    J. R. McCulloch

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