The first set in Routledge's new Critical Reviews series focuses on the period from the founding of the Edinburgh Review to the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Exhibiting all the richness that characterises economic writing of the period, the 95 articles collected here include pieces by Brougham, Horner, Southey and James Mill. The subjects addressed include:
* international trade
* banking and currency questions
* the poor laws
* the national debt
Unlike many other recently published collections of economic articles this work includes appropriate explanatory notes and a long introduction placing the anthology within the context of the times.