A Familiar Treatise on Taxation: Free Trade, Etc., Comprising Facts Usually Unnoticed Or Unconsidered in Theories of Those Subjects. With Notes on Subjects Arising Incidentally

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P. Richardson, 1846 - Electronic book - 324 pages

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Page 131 - The breezy call of incense-breathing morn, The swallow twittering from the straw-built shed, The cock's shrill clarion, or the echoing horn, No more shall rouse them from their lowly bed. For them no more the blazing hearth shall burn, Or busy housewife ply her evening care: No children run to lisp their sire's return, Or climb his knees the envied kiss to share.
Page 140 - ... you, who have the capacity to learn the truth of this question, they are in a position to- gain honour in this struggle ; but, as you are going on at present, your position is a false one ; you are in the wrong groove, and are every day more and more diverging from the right point. It may be material for you to get right notions of political economy ; questions of that kind will form a great part of the world's legislation for a long time to come.
Page 221 - ... propose, that for a time to be limited, the income of this country should be called on to contribute a certain sum for the purpose of remedying this mighty and growing evil.
Page 139 - House, you can add one farthing to the wealth of the country. That springs from the industry and intelligence of the people of this country. You cannot guide that intelligence ; you cannot do better than leave it to its own instincts. If you attempt by legislation to give any direction to trade or industry, it is a thousand to one that you are doing...
Page 282 - Upon the annual profits or gains arising or accruing to any person residing in Great Britain, from any kind of property whatever, whether situate in Great Britain or elsewhere...
Page 29 - I have six years experience; I have during the first three years high prices and low wages; I have during the last three years low prices and high wages; and I cannot resist the conclusion that wages do not vary with the price of provisions. They do vary with the increase of capital, with the prosperity of the country, with the increased power to employ labour; but there is no immediate relation between wages and provisions— or if there be a relation, it is an inverse ratio.
Page 221 - ... per cent. ; for the purpose of not only supplying the deficiency in the revenue, but of enabling me with confidence and satisfaction to propose great commercial reforms, which will afford a hope of reviving commerce, and such an improvement in the manufacturing interests as will re-act on every other interest in the country ; and, by diminishing the prices of the articles of consumption, and the cost of living, will, in a pecuniary point of view, compensate you for your present sacrifices; whilst...
Page 138 - Well, then, the working classes, not believing that wages rise and fall with the price of bread, when you tell them that they are to have corn at 25s. a quarter, instead of being frightened, are rubbing their hands with satisfaction. They are not frightened at the visions which you present to their eyes of a big loaf, seeing that they expect to get more money, and bread at half the price. And then the danger of having your land thrown...
Page 16 - Now at page 127 it will be found that the : total official value of the produce and manufactures of the United Kingdom exported from Great Britain to foreign parts,
Page 138 - ... stables to keep the witches away from the horses. They do not believe in protection ; they have no fear of free trade ; and they are laughing to scorn all the arguments by which you are trying to frighten them.

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