Chapters in Political Economy

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D. Appleton, 1874 - 206 Seiten
 

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Seite 200 - The subjects of every state ought to contribute towards the support of the government, as nearly as possible, in proportion to their respective abilities; that is, in proportion to the revenue which they respectively enjoy under the protection of the state.
Seite 200 - Every tax ought to be levied at the time, or in the manner in which it is most likely to be convenient for the contributor to pay it.
Seite 200 - Every tax ought to be so contrived as both to take out and to keep out of the pockets of the people as Little as possible, over and above what it brings into the public treasury of the state.
Seite 23 - Have I not a right to do what I will with mine own ?" " No ! Divine laws are paramount over human. The latter, indeed, may confer this right upon you, but the former do not. You are as strongly bound by christian and social as by political and civil obligations, and I therefore appeal to you as a Christian to visit your dying child.
Seite 200 - The tax which each individual is bound to pay, ought to be certain, and not arbitrary. The time of payment, the manner of payment, the quantity to be paid, ought all to be clear and plain to the contributor and to every other person.
Seite 79 - Two metals, as gold and silver, cannot be the measure of commerce both together, in any country : because the measure of commerce must be perpetually the same, invariable, and keeping the same proportion of value in all its parts.
Seite 146 - Wrecks to be fished for on the Irish Coast — Insurance of Horses, and other Cattle (two millions) — Insurance of Losses by Servants — To make Salt Water Fresh — For building of Hospitals for Bastard Children — For building of Ships against Pirates...
Seite 30 - We rarely hear, it has been said, of the combinations of masters, though frequently of those of workmen. But whoever imagines, upon this account, that masters rarely combine, is as ignorant of the world as of the subject. Masters are always and everywhere in a sort of tacit, but constant and uniform, combination, not to raise the wages of labour above their actual rate.
Seite 179 - The higher the state of civilization," observed Huxley, " the more completely do the actions of one member of the social body influence all the rest, and the less possible is it for any one man to do a wrong without interfering more or less with the freedom of all his fellow-citizens.
Seite 38 - They are weaving their own stuffs, making their own shoes, sewing their own garments, and grinding their own corn. They buy the purest sugar and the best tea, and grind their own coffee. They slaughter their own cattle, and the finest beasts of the land waddle, down the streets of Rochdale for the consumption of flannel-weavers and cobblers.

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