The Science of Wealth

The Science of Wealth

While the book's primary purpose is to reconstruct the character of Smith's political economy as a distinct intellectual enterprise, it also addresses its relevance to modern economics, and to policy and practice in contemporary liberal ...

Author: Tony Aspromourgos

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This study clarifies the character of 'political economy' as a distinct and separable intellectual discipline in the generic sense, in the texts of Adam Smith. It focuses upon the scope and fundamental conceptualizations of the new science. Smith's conceptualization of economic analysis is shown to constitute a unified intellectual piece for understanding economic society and its dynamics. Smith's fundamental economic language is exhaustively examined, in all his texts, with a view to clarifying the meaning of the basic concepts of his system. As well, the 'prehistories' of those concepts, in literature prior to Smith, back to the earliest times, are quite comprehensively treated, thereby placing his political economy in its larger historical context and conveying a rich sense of the history of these ideas over the whole course of our civilization. A quite complete account of Smith's economics as a whole is also entailed by this undertaking: his key substantive economic doctrines are thoroughly considered as well, and all the elements of his economic theory receive attention. To that extent, notwithstanding the focus on concepts, an interpretation of the substance of Smith's political economy is also provided. This focus is partly motivated by the view that Smith's intellectual triumph in the history of social science is not so much about the success of specific doctrines. His more considerable theoretical success is at a deeper level: gaining a wide and long-lasting acquiescence in the conceptual universe framed by the fundamental structures of his system, for a newly emerging discipline. Those who subsequently contested Smithian doctrine did so within Smith's framework; they did so 'on his terms'. While the book's primary purpose is to reconstruct the character of Smith's political economy as a distinct intellectual enterprise, it also addresses its relevance to modern economics, and to policy and practice in contemporary liberal society.
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The Science of Wealth

The Science of Wealth

Studknts desiring to follow the growth of the Science of Wealth in this country will begin with Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. following with Ricardo's Principles, and J. S. Mill's Principles of Political Economy for the " classical ...

Author: John Atkinson Hobson

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The Science of Wealth

The Science of Wealth

Author: John Atkinson Hobson

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The Science of Wealth

The Science of Wealth

The key substantive point in relation to the conceptualization of political economy is that Quesnay, like Smith, centres the new economic science on the growth of 'wealth' in the sense of the flow of annual or national product.

Author: Tony Aspromourgos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134041138

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This study clarifies the character of 'political economy' as a distinct and separable intellectual discipline in the generic sense, in the texts of Adam Smith. It focuses upon the scope and fundamental conceptualizations of the new science. Smith's conceptualization of economic analysis is shown to constitute a unified intellectual piece for understanding economic society and its dynamics. Smith's fundamental economic language is exhaustively examined, in all his texts, with a view to clarifying the meaning of the basic concepts of his system. As well, the 'prehistories' of those concepts, in literature prior to Smith, back to the earliest times, are quite comprehensively treated, thereby placing his political economy in its larger historical context and conveying a rich sense of the history of these ideas over the whole course of our civilization. A quite complete account of Smith's economics as a whole is also entailed by this undertaking: his key substantive economic doctrines are thoroughly considered as well, and all the elements of his economic theory receive attention. To that extent, notwithstanding the focus on concepts, an interpretation of the substance of Smith's political economy is also provided. This focus is partly motivated by the view that Smith's intellectual triumph in the history of social science is not so much about the success of specific doctrines. His more considerable theoretical success is at a deeper level: gaining a wide and long-lasting acquiescence in the conceptual universe framed by the fundamental structures of his system, for a newly emerging discipline. Those who subsequently contested Smithian doctrine did so within Smith's framework; they did so 'on his terms'. While the book's primary purpose is to reconstruct the character of Smith's political economy as a distinct intellectual enterprise, it also addresses its relevance to modern economics, and to policy and practice in contemporary liberal society.
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The Science of Wealth

The Science of Wealth

It is here his duty to ascertain what those laws are , and under what circumstances and conditions they will effect an equitable DISTRIBUTION of the WEALTH which has been produced . 4th , As all commodities created by human exertion are ...

Author: Amasa Walker

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Excerpt from Science of Wealth: A Manual of Political Economy, Embracing the Laws of Trade Currency and Finance These considerations, the force of which no one can fail to appreciate, render a knowledge of this science of high importance in the estimation of all re ecting minds. It may be added that the study of it need not be con fined to those merely who are far advanced in general edu cation. Common sense and a good knowledge of the Eng lish language only are requisite to its successful pursuit. Intelligible and plain, the science has no abstractions, no fanciful theories. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."
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The Science of Wealth

The Science of Wealth

This function of money is of a very important character . ... It would then be only of scientific interest , to show what was the compara tive wealth of different communities and ages , and what the fairness of their several systems of ...

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Reprint of the original, first published in 1869.
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THE SCIENCE OF WEALTH By J A Hobson

THE SCIENCE OF WEALTH By J  A  Hobson

1 John Ruskin and some other prophets of this wider wealth have denied the validity and the utility of the narrower ... the study of economic processes from that of other social processes and making of them a “science” of industry.

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T his Volume contains a study of the structure and working of the modern business world in which wealth is made and distributed as income to those who have made it or can lawfully get hold of it. It describes the ways in which the productive powers of Labour, Ability, Land, Capital and Society are applied in the various trades, arts and professions, for the production of material goods and services, and the ways in which the payment for this work is regulated and carried out. No knowledge of economic facts or principles is presumed, except such as every intelligent man or woman acquires in the ordinary experience of life. So brief a presentation of so large a subject will suffer necessary defects. It will be apt to be too unqualified in statement and too dogmatic in mode of argument. It will shirk some important points of controversy. Since the line of interpretation taken here has been more fully defended in a larger volume entitled The Industrial System, I may be permitted to refer to it those readers who may wish to follow out the argument in more detail. S TUDENTS Desiring to follow the growth of the Science of Wealth in this country will begin with Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations, following with Ricardo's Principles, and J. S. Mill's Principles of Political Economy for the “classical “ theory. In Jevons' Theory of Political Economy they will find a challenge to the older theory, and a new interpretation of economic “value.” The best authoritative statement of modern “orthodox” theory is in Marshall's Principles of Economics (Macmillan), while Philip H. Wicksteed's Common Sense of Political Economy (Macmillan) presents a valuable psychological interpretation. A reliable brief account of the growth of the science may be found in L. L. Price's Political Economy in England (Methuen), whilst E. Cannan presents a very useful criticism of much of the earlier work in his Theories of Production and Distribution (P. S. King). In Foxwell's Introduction to Menger's Right to the Whole Produce of Labour is found an interesting account of the beginnings of socialistic theory in England, in connection with which Hyndman's Economics of Socialism and Bernstein's Evolutionary Socialism may be read. For a fuller statement of the method of description and interpretation adopted in this volume I may refer to my Evolution of Modern Capitalism (Scott) and The Industrial System (Longmans). Among innumerable special studies of the facts and problems of modern industry, I would refer among the larger works to Booth's Life and Labour in London (Macmillan)and Rowntree's Poverty (Macmill loss's Methods of Industrial Remuneration (Williams and Norgate), Dr. Shadwell's Industrial Efficiency (Longmans), and Brassey and Chapman's Work and Wages (Longmans). But the largest ordered mass of information upon present-day industrial conditions lies in the Reports of the Poor Law Commission. On Finance two excellent elementary textbooks may be found in Withers' The Mcaning of Money (Methuen), and Armitage Smith's Principles and Methods of Taxation (Murray).
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The Science of Wealth a Manual of Political Economy Etc

The Science of Wealth  a Manual of Political Economy  Etc

It is here his duty to ascertain what those laws are , and under what circumstances and conditions they will effect an equitable DISTRIBUTION of the WEALTH which has been produced . 4th , As all commodities created by human exertion are ...

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The Science of Wealth

The Science of Wealth

Author: John Atkinson Hobson

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