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Political Economy in Connexion With the Moral State and Prospects of Society (Volume 2) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 12 ene 2012


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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1850. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE SUPREME IMPORTANCE RIGHT MORAL TO A RIGHT ECONOMICAL STATE OF THE COMMUNITY: WITH OBSERVATIONS ON A RECENT CRITICISM IN THE EDINBURGH REVIEW. (first Published In 1832.) PREFACE. We are now aware of at least ten different reviews on a work entituled, "Political Economy in connection with the Moral State and Moral Prospects of Society," and of these the majority are hostile to the principles of the Volume.* Yet, in the following Pamphlet, we have singled out the article in the Edinburgh Review, as the only subject of our reply. Our main reason for this is, that the Journal now mentioned still adheres to the Malthusian doctrine of Population; so that its opposition is more confined to such tenets as are peculiar to ourselves: whereas the other adverse criticisms of any weight, from the standing and authority of the periodicals in which they appear, all proceed on the assumption of that doctrine being erroneous; and hence, are rather directed against the views of Mr Malthus, than against those which are properly our own. That the rate at which Population would in * We have since seen the *' British Critic," which concurs with us in the main lessons of our work. crease, if the adequate means of subsistence were at all times within reach, greatly exceeds the rate at which the means of subsistence can increase, with all the aids and practicable openings, which either the mechanical arts, or the sound and liberal policy of governments could afford to human labour--we have long regarded as a position, founded both on the widest possible experience, and the clearest possible demonstration. This is the one doctrine, which--whether in respect of evidence by observation, or of deduction by reasoning--is more like a truth in mixed mathematics, than any other doctrine in t...

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