The Budget: A Series of Letters on Financial, Commercial, and Colonial Policy by a Member of the Political Economy Club, Volume 1

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Smith, Elder and Company, 1841 - 225 pages
 

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Page 42 - While wits and templars every sentence raise, And wonder with a foolish face of praise ; Who but must laugh if such a man there be, Who would not weep if Atticus were he ?" " I sent the verses to Mr. Addison," said Pope, " and he used me very civilly ever after.
Page 105 - B to the Report of the Commissioners, appointed to inquire into the condition of the metal mines of Great Britain, with reference to the health and safety of the persons employed in such mines.
Page 47 - When any particular country imposes import duties upon the productions of other countries, while those other countries continue to receive her products duty free, then such particular country draws to herself a larger proportion of the precious metals, maintains a higher range of general prices than her neighbours, and obtains in exchange for the produce of a given quantity of her labour, the produce of a greater quantity of foreign labour.
Page 73 - While nought remain'd of all that riches gave, But towns unmann'd, and lords without a slave; And late the nation found with fruitless skill Its former strength was but plethoric ill. Yet still the loss of wealth is here supplied By arts, the splendid wrecks of former pride...
Page 133 - I am prepared to go much further than this—I am prepared to prove both theoretically and practically, that emigration may be so conducted as to replace with interest the whole of the expenditure incurred in effecting it, and to aid the finances of the country by opening new and not inconsiderable sources of direct public revenue.
Page 61 - I deemed best, which would certainly be to give the freest possible introduction of the goods of other nations into our country, and I should leave others to take advantage of it or not, as they thought fit. There can be no doubt that if we imported from any country any considerable quantity of goods, and the manufactures of that country were protected, the producers of those goods which we took would very soon find the great difficulty they had in getting their returns ; and instead of our soliciting...
Page 70 - I suppose it will appear past doubt, that were the use of iron lost among us, we should in a few ages be unavoidably reduced to the wants and ignorance of the ancient...
Page 72 - India, and continued such for centuries, until the diversion of commerce by the discovery of the passage by the Cape of Good Hope. The ruins of its past greatness still attract the notice of travellers.
Page 36 - England .would be decreased by the amount of the duty — the wealth of Cuba would be increased by its amount. ' The loss of wealth occasioned by her receiving a less quantity of foreign produce in exchange for the same quantity of exported goods, would be the least portion of the evil inflicted upon England by the change which has been described. Under the circumstances assumed, the abstraction of the precious metals, the contraction of the circulation, the fall in the money price of all domestic...
Page 19 - ... COLONEL TORRENS. — Would a reduction of the Import duties upon the produce of foreign countries, if unaccompanied by an equivalent reduction upon British Goods in foreign ports, have the effect of altering the distribution of the precious metals to the disadvantage of this country, and of causing the produce of a given quantity of British labour to exchange for the produce of a less quantity of Foreign labour ? (21). 1842.— 3rd March.

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