Classical Economics II: The Critical Reviews: 1816-1820

1st Edition

Donald Rutherford

Published April 22, 1999
Reference - 512 Pages
ISBN 9780415157407 - CAT# RU15932


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This set focuses on the aftermath of the Napoleonic War, when the United Kingdom was rocked by a succession of economic crises. It includes articles by J.R. McCulloch, Sydney Smith and Robert Southey. Themes addressed include:
* the response to Ricardo and the development of Ricardian economics
* the conduct of colonial policy with special reference to the East India Company
* the poor laws
* banking and currency questions
* continuing discussion of Malthus on population.
The articles are supplemented by extensive explanatory notes, and an introduction placing the articles in their historical context.

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