Principles of Political Economy: and Chapters on Socialism

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This volume unites, for the first time, Books IV and V of Mill's great treatise on political economy with his fragmentary Chapters on Socialism. It shows him applying his classical economic theory to policy questions of lasting concern: the desirability of sustained growth of national wealth and population, the merits of capitalism versus socialism, and the suitable scope of government intervention in the competitive market economy. His answers to those questions have profound relevance today, and they serve to ...

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Overview

This volume unites, for the first time, Books IV and V of Mill's great treatise on political economy with his fragmentary Chapters on Socialism. It shows him applying his classical economic theory to policy questions of lasting concern: the desirability of sustained growth of national wealth and population, the merits of capitalism versus socialism, and the suitable scope of government intervention in the competitive market economy. His answers to those questions have profound relevance today, and they serve to illustrate the enduring power and imagination of his distinctive liberal utilitarian philosophy. The lucid introduction and explanatory notes clarify Mill's philosophy in relation to his economic theory, and make full use of the most recent scholarship.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199553914
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Series: Oxford World's Classics Series
  • Pages: 512
  • Sales rank: 834,118
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2003

    Comprehensive Classical School

    Mill's work on Political Economy is a good comprehensive look at the classical school. Not an interesting read if you are familiar with the works of Ricardo, and Smith. Very few new ideas are presented in this work, however an influence is seen from this work to the works of Mises. Mill is, as he often is, a wordy but very accomplished writer.

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