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Writings on Political Economy : Including Defence of Usury: Manual of Political Economy: and a Protest
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In the mid-1780s Bentham drafted his first sustained discussions of political economy and public finance forProjet Matiere (itself part of Projet d'un corps de loix complet). Those discussions are now lost, but the corresponding marginal contents open this volume, followed by three closely related appendices. The volume continues withDefence of Usury, first published 1787, which was well received, quickly translated, and established some reputation for Bentham in political economy. In 1790, while preparing a second edition, Bentham drafted the raft of additional materials included here in five appendices. At the same time he began Manual of Political Economy, an introductory handbook which he never finished, while the surviving text appears here, supplemented by seven appendices. In March 1793 Bentham reacted to press reports of the Irish Budget by composing A Protest againstLaw Taxes, a trenchant critique of the taxation of legal proceedings, and the denial of justice to the poor, which was printed in 1793, published in 1795, and extended in 1816, and which completes the volume.
Number of Pages: 370
Genre: History, Political Science
Series Title: The Collected Works of Jeremy Bentham
Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr
Volume number: 1
Author: Jeremy Bentham
Street Date: August 30, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-22-1882
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