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Look Inside A Select Collection of Scarce and Valuable Economical Tracts

A Select Collection of Scarce and Valuable Economical Tracts
From the Originals of Defoe, Elking, Franklin, Turgot, Anderson, Schomberg, Townsend, Burke, Bell, and Others


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

  • Date Published: March 2018
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108083737

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About the Authors
  • 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 in 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, privately printed in 1859, contains eleven miscellaneous texts. Contextualised by McCulloch's editorial preface, they range in date from 1685 to 1808, and in content across the economic impact of building, charity, whaling, pawnbroking, the Corn Laws and the Poor Laws. Several other works written or edited by McCulloch are also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection.

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    • Date Published: March 2018
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108083737
    • dimensions: 217 x 137 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.78kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. An apology for the builder
    2. Giving alms no charity, and employing the poor a grievance to the nation
    3. A view of the Greenland trade and whale-fishery, with the national and private advantages thereof
    4. An apology for the business of pawn-broking
    5. Extracts from the works of Dr Franklin
    6. Reflections on the formation and distribution of wealth
    7. Extract from an inquiry into the nature of the Corn Laws
    8. A treatise on the maritime law of Rhodes
    9. A dissertation on the poor laws
    10. Thoughts and details on scarcity
    11. An inquiry into the policy and justice of the prohibition of the use of grain in the distilleries

  • Editor

    J. R. McCulloch

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