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Principles of Political Economy: and Chapters on Socialism (Oxford World's Classics) epub

by Jonathan Riley,John Stuart Mill


Principles of Political Economy: and Chapters on Socialism (Oxford World's Classics) epub

ISBN: 0192836722

ISBN13: 978-0192836724

Author: Jonathan Riley,John Stuart Mill

Category: Other

Subcategory: Social Sciences

Language: English

Publisher: Oxford University Press (February 4, 1999)

Pages: 512 pages

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John Stuart Mill is if not the greatest philosopher of all time, one of the top 5 in history.

John Stuart Mill is if not the greatest philosopher of all time, one of the top 5 in history. Given his importance and almost unrivaled influence on modern political economic thought, anyone who thinks they can abridge his works appropriately is wrong. The entire first section of the book is completely missing, which is his notes on production and is as important as the Wealth of Nations in the development of economics. Given that he was writing in the shadow of Malthus, he does take a rather pessimistic tone at times.

Oxford World's Classics. This volume unites, for the first time, Books IV and V of Mill's great treatise on political economy with his fragmentary chapters on socialism. Principles of Political Economy and Chapters on Socialism. Oxford World's Classics. It shows him applying his classical.

Principles of Political Economy (1848) by John Stuart Mill was one of the most important economics or political economy textbooks of the mid-nineteenth century.

This volume unites, for the first time, Books IV and V of Mill's great treatise on political economy with his fragmentary Chapters on Socialism. Principles of Political Economy - Volume 1. John Stuart Mill. It shows him applying his classical economic theory to policy questions of lasting concern: the desirability. Can national growth be sustained indefinitely? How muc. т 1737. Essays on Some Unsettled Questions of Political Economy. In this 1844 collection of essays, most of which had n. т 762. Considerations on Representative Government. One of the foremost figures of Western intellectual th. т 950.

and Chapters on Socialism - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback). and V of Mill's great treatise on political economy with his fragmentary chapters on socialism.

Principles of Political Economy and Chapters on Socialism - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback). In his introduction, Jonathan Riley clarifies Mill's approach, considers what constitutes the Millian Utopia, and shows how examination of such an ideal society provides valuable insights into the structure of his philosophy.

Principles of Political Economy : With Chapters on Socialism. His answers to policy questions are still highly relevant today, and Riley's introduction clarifies his distinctive liberal y.

In his introduction, Jonathan Riley clarifies Mill's approach, considers what constitutes the Millian Utopia, and shows how examination of such an ideal society provides valuable insights into the structure of his philosophy.

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First published as a World's Classics paperback, 1994; Reissued as an Oxford World's Classics paperback, 1998"-Title page verso. Chronology: (p. -lv). Includes bibliographical references (pages l-lii). Donor challenge: This is the last day your donation will be matched 2-to-1. Triple your impact! To the Internet Archive Community, Time is running out: please help the Internet Archive today. Right now, a generous supporter will match your donation 2-to-1,.

Title: Principles of Political Economy Author: Mill, John Stuart/ Riley, Jonathan (EDT) Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr Publication Date: 2008/10/15 Number of Pages: 512 Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress.

Title: Principles of Political Economy Author: Mill, John Stuart/ Riley, Jonathan (EDT) Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr Publication Date: 2008/10/15 Number of Pages: 512 Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress: 2008279406 Principles of Political Economy: And Chapters on Socialism (Oxford World's Classics). We're committed to providing low prices every day, on everything.

This volume unites, for the first time, Books IV and V of Mill's great treatise on political economy with his fragmentary Chapters on Socialism. It shows him applying his classical economic theory to policy questions of lasting concern: the desirability of sustained growth of national wealth and population, the merits of capitalism versus socialism, and the suitable scope of government intervention in the competitive market economy. His answers to those questions have profound relevance today, and they serve to illustrate the enduring power and imagination of his distinctive liberal utilitarian philosophy. The lucid introduction and explanatory notes clarify Mill's philosophy in relation to his economic theory, and make full use of the most recent scholarship.
John Stuart Mill is if not the greatest philosopher of all time, one of the top 5 in history. Given his importance and almost unrivaled influence on modern political economic thought, anyone who thinks they can abridge his works appropriately is wrong. The entire first section of the book is completely missing, which is his notes on production and is as important as the Wealth of Nations in the development of economics. For any economist, this book is a vital part of their library, and is the most important work written in the 19th century for my field. I wish Amazon would put the word Abridged at the beginning of the title in their description of such works, so that you don't have to read through a paragraph of text to find out the most important and one of the most eloquently written masterpiece in your field is completely missing when you would expect it is there. The only case when abridging this work could ever be appropriate would be as part of a textbook anthology. Keep looking for the real thing.
Mill is the great synthesis of nineteenth-century economics. The Principles are tedious at times, but provide a generally illuminating account of the ways nineteenth-century citizens reconciled themselves to an increasingly quantified world. Mill engages usefully with most major economic theories of his time, including inheritance rights, speculation, taxation, and the well-being of the working class.

If you're using this edition for a historical or otherwise scholarly project, please be aware that it's based on the 1865, rather than 1848, edition. Some of Mill's revisions are substantial.
John Stuart Mill was almost as unlucky as Karl Marx. Mill was the right man at the right time when it came to summing up Classical Economics. He was both brilliant and well situated. As the son of James Mill he knew David Ricardo well. Mill was also a gifted student. He spoke multiple languages as a small child. Mill famously claimed that "Happily, there is nothing in the laws of Value which remains for the present or any future writer to clear up; the theory of the subject is complete: the only difficulty to be overcome is that of so stating it as to solve by anticipation the chief perplexities which occur in applying it." Little did he know that in a few years the 'marginal revolution' would shred his definitive restatement of Ricardian economics.

Another notable-quotable passage concerns socialism: "If, therefore, the choice were to be made between Communism with all its chances, and the present [1852] state of society with all its sufferings and injustices; if the institution of private property necessarily carried with it as a consequence, that the produce of labour should be apportioned as we now see it, almost in an inverse ratio to the labour--the largest portions to those who have never worked at all, the next largest to those whose work is almost nominal, and so in a descending scale, the remuneration dwindling as the work grows harder and more disagreeable, until the most fatiguing and exhausting bodily labour cannot count with certainty on being able to earn even the necessaries of life; if this or Communism were the alternative, all the difficulties, great or small, of Communism would be but as dust in the balance." Looks like JSM is on the wrong side of history again, but he also noted: "But to make the comparison applicable, we must compare Communism at its best, with the régime of individual property, not as it is, but as it might be made." Fair enough. There are many other notable-quotable sections of Mill's book, though this edition omits many of them.

Mill's book is about the earliest work on comparative economic systems that I know of. The inclusion of Mills' chapters on socialism add much to this edition. Given that he was writing in the shadow of Malthus, he does take a rather pessimistic tone at times. Yet his discussion of the stationary state are interesting. On page 129 Mill discusses how the stationary state does not impose insurmountable obstacles to human improvement. It is also interesting to note the degree to which his arguments for limited government involvement in the economy fits with modern economic theory.

Mill was one of the greatest social theorists of all times. Yet he (and Marx) failed to see the importance of marginal concepts in economics. Mill was, however, a much better social theorist than Marx. Mill was able to arrive at some sound conclusions without modern price theory. This book also reveals Mills abilities as a social philosopher. This is a rare example of a book that it vitally important despite being fundamentally wrong. It is important not merely for historical reasons. PPE makes you think more deeply about economics, politics, and philosophy. Few thinkers have been as thought provoking as Mill, and likely few will match his level of acumen in the future.
It's abridged, and that was not mentioned in the product description. I need the whole thing!
Where is book I?! THIS IS CRITICAL!
This edition has been so abridged by Prof. Laughlin that the heart of the book is missing. It's especially disturbing that so much of Book V on the role of government has been omitted.
This is outrageous. It turns out this book is abridged. Isn't this the sort of thing you think the reader might want to know before buying? How perfectly moronic.
It amazes me that the concepts of political economy explained here are so valid today..