Conversations on the Principal Subjects of Political Economy (Classic Reprint)

Conversations on the Principal Subjects of Political Economy (Classic Reprint)

by William Elder
     
 

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P. What is Political Economy?

T. The answer to that question, which happens to be a dozen questions in one, should be made in the drift of thought of the questioner. Let me try whether I can find your aim; first, negatively: It is not Theology, though it is concerned with the

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Excerpt from Conversations on the Principal Subjects of Political Economy

P. What is Political Economy?

T. The answer to that question, which happens to be a dozen questions in one, should be made in the drift of thought of the questioner. Let me try whether I can find your aim; first, negatively: It is not Theology, though it is concerned with the providential government which overrules the earthly fortunes of men. It is not Jurisprudence, though it does in its inquiries involve provisions for the peace and good order of society. It is not Politics, or the science of civil legislation, though it must be considered and have place in political constitutions and in their administration.

Affirmatively: Political Economy is primarily occupied with the laws, natural and social, which govern in the production and distribution of wealth in material things, with a constant outlook to the general welfare of society, so far as that welfare depends upon the necessaries, comforts, and luxuries of physical life.

P. You said that my question is in fact a dozen questions in one. How can that be?

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ISBN-13:
9781330596739
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/30/2015
Pages:
354
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.74(d)

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