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History of Political Economy (1980) 12 (2): 300–302.
Published: 01 June 1980
... repeal of the Corn Laws.) Cowherd’s book is a deftly written analysis of the pressures for reform of the traditional English Poor Laws. Anyone is surely skilled in the art of exposi- tion who starts his narrative: To understand William Pitt’s policy of social welfare, one must penetrate...
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History of Political Economy (1980) 12 (2): 299.
Published: 01 June 1980
... brokers to be so persuasive! Lionel Robbins argues elsewhere that the classical economists had influence, but he is careful to sug- gest the existence of profound limits to that influence; Cowherd and Hilton both document what he must have had in mind.3 So these two splendid historical...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 415–442.
Published: 01 September 2013
... for all persons having friends or relatives to care for them” (Cowherd 1977, 94). Bentham meant to apply utilitarian principles to the treatment of poverty. He offered his plan in his Outline of a Work Entitled Pauper Management Improved. This was a scheme to create a single joint-stock company...
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History of Political Economy (1985) 17 (3): 461–490.
Published: 01 September 1985