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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (2): 271–295.
Published: 01 June 2009
... which men have to adapt their behaviour to the nature of things , or suffer the consequences. Correspondence may be addressed to Rabah Benkemoune, 103 rue du Docteur Bauer, 93400 Saint-Ouen, France; e-mail: rbenkemoune@yahoo.fr . This article is dedicated to Professor Alain Béraud. Copyright...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (suppl_1): 272–294.
Published: 01 December 2014
...: Knowledge Production, Liberal Democracy, and Human Nature . Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan . Weidenhammer Robert M. 1943 . Review of Postwar Economic Problems , by Harris Seymour . American Economic Review 33 ( 3 ): 664 – 68 . Making Things Technical: Samuelson at MIT...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (4): 683–698.
Published: 01 November 2011
... the Immorality of Usury  685 teachings or on the proposition “money is sterile.” Scholastic natural law reasoning is replaced with an appeal to Christian morality. On this basis, usury, as well as those practices that accomplish the same thing, is immoral. As a result, Luther’s justification...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (2): 177–210.
Published: 01 June 2014
..., “others maintain that coined money is a mere sham, a thing not natural, but conventional only, which would have no value or use for any of the purposes of daily life, if another commodity were substi- tuted by the users. And, indeed, he who is rich in coin may often be in want of necessary food...
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History of Political Economy (2008) 40 (5): 168–188.
Published: 01 December 2008
...Neil T. Skaggs Since the reintroduction of Henry Thornton's Enquiry into the Nature and Effects of the Paper Credit of Great Britain (1802) by Friedrich Hayek in 1939, Thornton has been regarded as one of the world's premier monetary theorists. In his own time, Thornton was better known for joining...
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History of Political Economy (2004) 36 (3): 413–443.
Published: 01 September 2004
... good or a bad thing?”26 Since Robbins gave his “Nature & Significance” lectures three times (in 1930, 1931, and 1932), there are, as one would expect, revisions of parts of the notes and some reordering. A section whose original title, “Statistics Technology & History,” he later changed to “The...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (1): 139–160.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Carl Wennerlind The Link between David Hume’s Treatise of Human Nature and His Fiduciary Theory of Money Carl Wennerlind David Hume’s position in the history of economic thought has oscillated between prominence and obscurity. Certain writers herald Hume as a truly seminal economic...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (2): 332–337.
Published: 01 June 1978
...William F. Campbell Adam Smith. Edited by R. H. Campbell, A. S. Skinner, and W. B. Todd. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations . Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976. Two volumes, pp. 1080. $62.50. Andrew S. Skinner and Wilson Thomas. Essays on Adam Smith . Oxford...
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History of Political Economy (1984) 16 (2): 233–253.
Published: 01 June 1984
...Paul J. McNulty Graduate School of Business, Columbia University, New York NY 10027. Copyright © 1984 by Duke University Press 1984 History of Political Economy 16:2 0 1984 by Duke University Press On the nature...
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History of Political Economy (1987) 19 (2): 239–259.
Published: 01 June 1987
... growth theory: an inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of America Frank Petrella Introduction Daniel Raymond (1786-1849) has been called America’s first political economist. Whether this title belongs to Raymond or a...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 471–492.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Nations Smith identifies the principle of the division of labor as the cause of labor’s productiveness and then locates the source of this principle in a “propensity in human nature . . . to truck, barter, and exchange one thing for another” (1981, I.ii.1/25). Smith is not certain if this...
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History of Political Economy (2003) 35 (Suppl_1): 14–41.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Eighteenth Centuries: Renewals of Foreign Trade. In The Rise of Merchant Empires: Long-Distance Trade in the Early Modern World, 1350-1750 , edited by James D. Tracy. Cambridge:Cambridge University Press. Charlton, D. G. 1984 . New Images of the Natural in France: A Study in European Cultural History...
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History of Political Economy (1986) 18 (3): 365–382.
Published: 01 September 1986
... any exchange of deer? If we are going to discuss the origins of the natural price in the society of hunters we must confront this problem. Clearly in a commercial state things like this would not happen regularly, since there would be well- established and enforced laws of property...
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History of Political Economy (1994) 26 (4): 649–663.
Published: 01 November 1994
... of exchange. An initial exchange need not be based on anything more than man’s natural “propensity to truck, barter, and exchange one thing for another” (Smith [ 17761 1965, 13). Earlier in his Lectures of 1766, he remarked that “different genius is not the foundation of [the] disposition to...
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History of Political Economy (2003) 35 (Suppl_1): 101–128.
Published: 01 December 2003
... things “with a certain harmony and conve- nance [fitness and expediency]” (Bernier [1684] 1992, 4:254). The terms order of nature and laws of nature, which historians of economics at- tribute to Cartesianism, are in their turn found in the methodological treatise of the Gassendian physicist Edme...
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History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (3): 444–446.
Published: 01 September 1982
... on the bizarre. He argues, for example, that there is no room for the capitalist in Locke’s scheme of things because Locke believed no man could be compelled to work for another by a lack of alternatives (p. 137). The implication seems to be that somehow capitalists force workers to work for...
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History of Political Economy (2003) 35 (Suppl_1): 154–172.
Published: 01 December 2003
... occupy our ter- raqueous globe, will finally admit, that it is necessary, that all and each are arranged in such a series and in such mutual nexus, that they aim at the same endSothat natural things may last in continued series, the wisdom of the highest Being has ordained, that all living...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (4): 693–695.
Published: 01 November 2012
...Anthony Brewer An Essay on Economic Theory: An English Translation of Richard Cantillon’s Essai sur la nature du commerce en général . Translated by Saucier Chantal . Edited by Thornton Mark . Auburn, Ala. : Ludwig von Mises Institute , 2010 . 251 pp. Paper $15.00...
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History of Political Economy (1991) 23 (S1): 61–86.
Published: 01 December 1991
... thejingoistic public attitudes that accompanied it, might provoke disaster. His central point was that war was not inevitable. And, in the context in which he wrote, that conclusion was arresting. Conventional wisdom at the time held that wars were rooted in the "natural" order of things and unavoid- able in...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (4): 749–751.
Published: 01 November 2009
.... Book Reviews A History of Econometrics in France: From Nature to Models. By Philippe Le Gall. London: Routledge, 2007. xx; 296 pp. $160.00. As the title indicates, this is not a general, gentle introduction, but a focused, sophis- ticated treatment of pioneering French scholars with a...