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The Rise of the London Money Market 1640-1826

By: W.R. Bisschop

Economic Theory Literature

Introduction: Dr. Bisschop?s The Rise of the London Money Market, 1640 to 1826, now for the first time translated into English, first appeared, in the original Dutch, at the Hague in 1896. It was at my request that Dr. Bisschop very kindly undertook to have the work translated, and I willingly comply with his suggestion that I should write a few lines by way of preface. Those who have worked at the history of English banking well know that the special chapter of that his...

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Lectures on the French Revolution

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: I. THE HERALDS OF THE REVOLUTION. The revenue of France was near twenty millions when Lewis XVI, finding it inadequate, called upon the nation for supply. In a single lifetime it rose to far more than one hundred millions, while the national income grew still more rapidly; and this increase was wrought by a class to whom the ancient monarchy denied its best rewards, and whom it deprived of power in the country they enriched. As their industry effected change in ...

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Lectures on Modern History

By: John Acton

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: Inaugural Lecture on the Study of History. [Delivered at Cambridge, June 1895 ] Fellow students?I look back today to a time before the middle of the century, when I was reading at Edinburgh and fervently wishing to come to this University. At three colleges I applied for admission, and, as things then were, I was refused by all. Here, from the first, I vainly fixed my hopes, and here, in a happier hour, after five-and-forty years, they are at last fulfilled. I d...

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Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle

By: Translated by W.D. Ross

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: BOOK I. 1. Every art and every inquiry, and similarly every action and pursuit, is thought to aim at some good; and for this reason the good has rightly been declared to be that at which all things aim. But a certain difference is found among ends; some are activities, others are products apart from the activities that produce them. Where there are ends apart from the actions, it is the nature of the products to be better than the activities. Now, as there are m...

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Politics Aristotle

By: Translated by W.D. Ross

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: BOOK ONE: Part I. Every state is a community of some kind, and every community is established with a view to some good; for mankind always act in order to obtain that which they think good. But, if all communities aim at some good, the state or political community, which is the highest of all, and which embraces all the rest, aims at good in a greater degree than any other, and at the highest good. Some people think that the qualifications of a statesman, king, ...

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An Introduction to English Economic History and Theory

By: Sir W.J. Ashley

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: 1. Preface: Two causes, above all others, sometimes working separately, sometimes in conjunction, have gradually modified the character of economic science. These two causes are the growing importance of historical studies, and the application to society of the idea of evolution. The first to make itself felt was history: in the hands of Savigny it became the foundation of a new method of jurisprudence, the value of which has been signally illustrated in our own...

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An Introduction to English Economic History and Theory

By: Sir William Ashley

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: Preface to the Fourth Edition. It has not been possible in the present edition to do more than make a few slight verbal corrections here and there. The researches of scholars during the last thirteen years have not, indeed, substantially affected most of the conclusions here set forth; though they have served to carry on the story of English economic evolution, and, in particular, to bridge the gulf between the Middle Ages and the eighteenth century. Among them ...

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The Origin and Growth of Village Communities in India

By: B.H. Baden-Powell

Economic Theory Literature

Preface: It cannot be necessary to write a formal preface to so small a book. But I may be allowed to make use of the space for two purposes. First, I have to express my thanks to Prof. W. J. Ashley, M.A., of Harvard University, and late Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford, not only for the suggestion that a short account of the Indian village should be written, but for valuable advice and criticism in the course of writing it. Secondly, I have to say a few words about the...

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The English Constitution

By: Walter Bagehot

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: Introduction to the Second Edition. There is a great difficulty in the way of a writer who attempts to sketch a living Constitution, ? a Constitution that is in actual work and power. The difficulty is that the object is in constant change. An historical writer does not feel this difficulty: he deals only with the past; he can say definitely, the Constitution worked in such and such a manner in the year at which he begins, and in a manner in such and such respec...

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Physics and Politics

By: Walter Bagehot

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: No. I. The Preliminary Age. One peculiarity of this age is the sudden acquisition of much physical knowledge. There is scarcely a department of science or art which is the same, or at all the same, as it was fifty years ago. A new world of inventions ? of railways and of telegraphs ? has grown up around us which we cannot help seeing; a new world of ideas is in the air and affects us, though we do not see it. A full estimate of these effects would require a grea...

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The English Borough in the Twelfth Century, Being Two Lectures Del...

By: Adolphus Ballard

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: THE ENGLISH BOROUGH IN THE TWELFTH CENTURY. I. BURGESS AND LORD. THERE is no need for me to begin this lecture with a definition: the lawyers of the twelfth century applied the name of borough to certain places and gave the name of burgesses to their inhabitants; this they did to distinguish these places from their neighbours which were called manors; and in order to ascertain what were the characteristics of an English borough of the twelfth century, I propose ...

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Industry of the Rhine Series I : Agriculture

By: T.C. Banfield

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: AGRICULTURE OF THE RHINE. CHAPTER I. AMONGST the many thousands who yearly flock to the banks of the Rhine there are not a few for whom the social activity, the condition, the wants and wishes, of the people they mingle with are as attractive objects as the picturesque scenery and romantic legends of the farfamed river. The figures in the landscape are its prominent feature for the deeper observer. For such travellers the following volume is written, far from su...

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The History of Contract in Early English Equity

By: .T. Barbour

Economic Theory Literature

Introduction: THERE is scarcely a subject in legal history which has occasioned more discussion than the history of contract. Particularly in English law it has excited the attention of many able investigators; ' and as so much has been written, it may seem presumptuous to undertake to say anything more. The only excuse for such an essay as this is that the material upon which it is based is new and, so far as I am aware, has never been published. I propose to discuss th...

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Theory and Practice International Trade United States and England

By: P. Barry

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE. CHAPTER I. Elementary MISCONCEPTIONS. Q 1. THE theory and the practice of international trade, although agreeing in many points with those governing our domestic interchange with one another, are yet so dissimilar as to rest mainly on opposing principles, and to require a study and a treatment by themselves. Domestic interchange is regulated in the main by producing cost; but foreign interchange disregards the orig...

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An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation

By: Jeremy Bentham

Economic Theory Literature

Preface: The following sheets were, as the note on the opposite page expresses, printed so long ago as the year 1780. The design, in pursuance of which they were written, was not so extensive as that announced by the present title. They had at that time no other destination than that of serving as an introduction to a plan of a penal code in terminus, designed to follow them, in the same volume. The body of the work had received its completion according to the then prese...

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The United States Steel Corporation

By: Abraham Berglund

Economic Theory Literature

Preface: THE following dissertation is an attempt to discuss the rise, character, and influence of the United States Steel Corporation. So much has been written about this organization that little can be said of its history that is absolutely new. The works which have treated this subject, however, have generally been either descriptive rather than analytical in nature, or confined to certain limited phases of its development and financial policies. The purpose of this e...

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The Rise of the London Money Market 1640-1826

By: W.R. Bisschop

Economic Theory Literature

Introduction: Dr. Bisschop?s The Rise of the London Money Market, 1640 to 1826, now for the first time translated into English, first appeared, in the original Dutch, at the Hague in 1896. It was at my request that Dr. Bisschop very kindly undertook to have the work translated, and I willingly comply with his suggestion that I should write a few lines by way of preface. Those who have worked at the history of English banking well know that the special chapter of that his...

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The Scottish Highlanders and the Land Laws

By: John Stuart Blackie

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: CHAPTER I. The Scottish Highlanders. ?The Highlands of Scotland,? said that grand specimen of the Celto-Scandinavian race, the late Dr. Norman Macleod, ?like many greater things in the world, may be said to be well known, and yet unknown.? 1 The Highlands indeed is a peculiar country, and the Highlanders, like the ancient Jews, a peculiar people; and like the Jews also in certain quarters a despised people, though we owe our religion to the Hebrews, and not the ...

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The Theory of the State

By: Johann Kaspar Bluntschli

Economic Theory Literature

Excerpt: The ?Theory of the Modern State? (Lehre vom modernen Stat) by the late Professor Johann Kaspar Bluntschli, of Heidelberg, may be described as an attempt to do for the European State what Aristotle accomplished for the Hellenic. The material being far more complex, the task is very much more difficult, but Bluntschli?s is, at least, the most successful attempt that has been made. We have hardly any works in English which we can put beside it in respect of intenti...

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Practical Observations on the Report of the Bullion-Committee

By: Charles Bosanquet

Economic Theory Literature

Preface: That unaided and unsanctioned efforts to separate truth from error, in the Report of the Bullion-Committee, should be, in every instance, successful, is in no degree probable: I should, therefore, gladly have profited, on this occasion, by the observations of the public to correct tlre errors into which I may have fallen.

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