National system of political economy [NOOK Book]

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MEMOIR.1 Friedrich List was born August 6, 1789, at Reutlingen in Wiirtemberg, where his lather, who, though not rich, was highly respected, carried on business as a currier and held several public appointments. At a very early ...
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MEMOIR.1 Friedrich List was born August 6, 1789, at Reutlingen in Wiirtemberg, where his lather, who, though not rich, was highly respected, carried on business as a currier and held several public appointments. At a very early age Friedrich manifested a strong dislike for his father's business, and determined to strike out a career for himself. For a few years he found employment in the Town Clerks' offices at Blaubeeren, Ulm, and Tubingen; and after passing several Government examinations with distinction entered the Government Civil Service of Wurtem- berg, in which his promotion was so rapid that in 1816 he had risen to the post of Ministerial U ruler-Secretary. Von Wangcnheim, who was Minister at the time, seems to have recognised his talents from the first, and cordially to have welcomed the assistance of so able a coadjutor in promoting his own projects of reform. Among these was the establishment of a Chair of Political Economy in the University of Tubingen, an event which elicited from List an able and comprehensive pamphlet, in which he freely criticised the system of administration in Wiirtemberg, and pointed out that certain branches of knowledge in connection with the new Faculty, which it was of special importance to cultivate, had hitherto been almost entirely neglected. The pamphlet, in fact, was rather a manifesto than an essay, and may be regarded as List's first open declaration of that war against officialism and red tape in which the rest of his life was to be spent. Von Wangenheim showed his appreciation of the work by appointing the author Professor of Practical Administration (Staatspraxis) in the University, and encouraged himto persevere in his advocacy of reform in the State administration, of local representative government, and of freedom o...
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