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History of Political Economy (2019) 51 (4): 731–751.
Published: 01 August 2019
...John Pullen A well-known and fundamental element in the population theory of Thomas Robert Malthus is the concept of prudential or moral restraint. A less well-known but just as fundamental element is the “desire of bettering our condition,” also described by Malthus as the “ vis medicatrix...
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History of Political Economy (1999) 31 (Supplement): 57–84.
Published: 01 December 1999
... . The Correspondence of Alfred Marshall . 3 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Obscure Objects of Desire?: Nineteenth-Century British Economists and the Price(s) of “Rare Art” Michael V. White There is more similarity in a precious painting by Degas and a frosted...
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History of Political Economy (1985) 17 (3): 391–394.
Published: 01 September 1985
...Spencer J. Pack History of Political Economy I7:3 0 1985 by Duke University Press CCC 00 1 8-2702/85/$I .50 Aristotle and the problem of insatiable desires: a comment on Kern’s...
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History of Political Economy (2018) 50 (1): 49–81.
Published: 01 March 2018
....” The article uncovers two reasons for this tension. Firstly, the tension is an effect of two different modes of engagement, namely an ethical commitment to the universal cultivation of desirable forms of character through work (the explicit goal of cooperation), and a pragmatic analysis of the comparative...
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History of Political Economy (2016) 48 (suppl_1): 226–238.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Neil De Marchi Economists in the 1950s differed on “backwardness” and how best to intervene. World Bank economists favored planning, but one dissenter, Albert Hirschman, held the conviction that the basis for success lay in a desire for change and the will to face down difficulties. In 1959...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 505–540.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Perlman, desired to understand the social constitution of these movements. Perlman played a pivotal role by developing a theory of the labor movement. This theory, while having had a significant impact on the development of labor history, had relatively less impact on the development of labor economics...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (5): 833–856.
Published: 01 October 2021
... into Mill’s notion of China’s stationary state from two perspectives: (1) a stationary state of capital accumulation and (2) a stationary state of human improvement. In Principles , Mill explained his conception of a stationary state. He linked China’s economic stagnation to the low desire for capital...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (4): 697–720.
Published: 01 August 2021
... about. Connecting this analytical issue with his concept of republican justice, he comes to the conclusion that a market economy characterized by unlimited competition will never lead to a socially desirable solution: such an order is neither efficient, nor natural or spontaneous and political economy...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (3): 409–433.
Published: 01 September 2014
... in the 1930s and 1940s. The essay concludes that the key issue distinguishing Keynes’s rather more cautious view of feasible and desirable public debt trajectories, vis-à-vis Lerner’s position, is Keynes’s attentiveness to the psychology of the debt markets, which is, in turn, an expression of his sensibility...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (4): 693–746.
Published: 01 November 2013
... importantly motivated by worries over high prices. Thus, apparently incorrect public understanding of economic events can sometimes lead to desirable public policies. References “ Acquittal of the Packers .” 1912 . Literary Digest 44 , April 6 , 673 – 74 . Adams Samuel . 1910...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (4): 547–575.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Henry Cunynghame addressed the consequences that an increase in the supply of goods might have for individual utility when this includes external effects such as a desire for display and distinction. Such interdependencies in consumption were also taken very seriously by A. C. Pigou who, in successive...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (Suppl_1): 200–220.
Published: 01 December 2009
...Nicholas Crafts This paper examines the use of growth accounting by economic historians developed following Robert Solow's famous 1957 paper. Several general tendencies are identified, including a desire to account for Solow's residual and a reluctance to adopt the data-demanding methodological...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (1): 109–141.
Published: 01 March 2009
... would run the technocracy they envisioned, and a faith that expertise could not only serve the social good, but also identify it; and that, while antimonopoly, the progressives believed that increasing industrial consolidation was inevitable, and desirable, consistent with their faith in planning...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (suppl_1): 38–67.
Published: 01 December 2013
...: first, a desire to influence the economic behavior of society, and second, a defense of established economic doctrine against the attacks of spurious, ill-advised, pseudo-economic myths that festered within the public consciousness. Observers, Commentators, and Persuaders: British Interwar...
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History of Political Economy (1990) 22 (3): 557–569.
Published: 01 September 1990
....” If there is a Renaissance body and a Baroque body prior to the “toiling body” of Modernity, why not a desiring body succeeding the latter? Why open up a theoretical space between Smith and Ricardo, as Foucault does, but not acknowledge the manifestly greater chasm separating Mill and Marx, on the one hand, from...
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History of Political Economy (1984) 16 (1): 107–134.
Published: 01 March 1984
... in the cosmos; such action is the result of human choice, and choice is the joint product of two factors- (i) desire for the good and (ii) reason.2oA perennial problem in the inter- pretation of Aristotle has to do with the relative roles of these two factors in human conduct. In the Protrepticus...
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History of Political Economy (1979) 11 (4): 545–571.
Published: 01 November 1979
... of the labor theory of value: Wealth is produced by labour: no other ingredient but labour makes any object of desire an object of wealth. Labour is the sole universal measure, as well as the characteristic distinction of wealth. . . . Thus is a piece of rich land which was a few years...
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History of Political Economy (2012) 44 (3): 471–492.
Published: 01 September 2012
... of moral sentiments. The example of distress signals the second point. This constancy is rooted in humankind’s material nature—all humans enjoy pleasure and avoid pain; they are, as such, creatures of passion and desire. Smith, too, focally locates this constancy in humans’ affective or passionate...
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History of Political Economy (1983) 15 (4): 501–512.
Published: 01 November 1983
... problem appear explicitly in Adam Smith. Smith had noted that the desire for food is limited by the narrow capacity of the human stomach, but the desire for luxuries and other goods seems to have no limit. “What is over and above satisfying the limited desire [for food], is given...
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History of Political Economy (2000) 32 (3): 631–648.
Published: 01 September 2000
...- ysis of luxury consumption. He pointed out, in particular, that Hume approved of luxury(since it promoted economic and political devel- opment) and that Adam Smith, despite his antipathyto luxury, was influenced byHume’s analysis. Smith’s desire to retain a number of Hume’s arguments, Brewer argues...