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History of Political Economy (1 November 1981) 13 (4): 774–793.
Published: 01 November 1981
... o 1981 by Duke University Press Thoughts of some British economists on early limited liability and corporate legislation Christine E. Amsler , University of Pennsylvania, Robin L. Bartlett , Denison University, and Craig J. Bolton, University of Dallas...
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History of Political Economy (1 March 2002) 34 (1): 83–110.
Published: 01 March 2002
.... 1981 . The Science of a Legislator: The Natural Jurisprudence of David Hume and Adam Smith . Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Hume, David. [1752] 1985 . Of the Balance of Trade. In Essays: Moral, Political, and Literary , edited by E. F. Miller. Indianapolis: Liberty Classics. Hutchison...
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History of Political Economy (1 June 2009) 41 (2): 271–295.
Published: 01 June 2009
... competition and called for legislative intervention, Dunoyer drew the conclusion that such economies were naturally subject to alternating periods of “activity” and “relapse.” Using the innovative idea of the cycle, Dunoyer incorporated Sismondi's theory into the Sayardian conception of political economy in...
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History of Political Economy (1 June 2018) 50 (2): 373–401.
Published: 01 June 2018
... the level of national welfare and the civic participation the laws have to improve the position of the least advantaged individuals; the constitution has to sanction this principle of justice and it is the task of the legislator to enforce it. Correspondence may be addressed to Fabrizio Simon...
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History of Political Economy (1 November 2010) 42 (4): 653–677.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Evelyn L. Forget Latin receded as the common language of the Republic of Letters as the eighteenth century unfolded, ushering in a new and expanded role for translation. However, international copyright legislation was nonexistent, which offered translators freedom to take liberties with the text...
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History of Political Economy (1 September 2014) 46 (3): 357–386.
Published: 01 September 2014
... parallel with his involvement in the tariff controversy. Second, Pigou became embroiled in a quarrel with an MP who was a representative critic of liberal social legislation and cooperated with an antisocialist organization. Third, Pigou had indirect contact with a student socialist movement. I conclude...
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History of Political Economy (1 November 2013) 45 (4): 693–746.
Published: 01 November 2013
... significant consequences, because worries over the high cost of living more powerfully shaped Progressive era public policy than has been appreciated. Tariff reduction, parcel post, antitrust prosecution, cold storage legislation, farm credit, standardization of weights and measures, and other reforms were...
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History of Political Economy (1 April 2019) 51 (2): 259–296.
Published: 01 April 2019
... reserve requirements against demand deposits, and the embedding of monetary-policy rules in legislation. This paper assesses departmental memoranda, correspondence, and published material to document the development of core characteristics that left the Chicagoans well-placed to resist the Keynesian...
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History of Political Economy (1 June 1977) 9 (2): 215–236.
Published: 01 June 1977
... the influence of Benthamism; instead, he sees the proliferation of government as the inevitable consequence of a multistage, interacting legislative-administrative model. H. Parris takes issue with the universality and inevitable causality of Mac- Donagh’s model; rather, he reasserts...
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History of Political Economy (1 June 1971) 3 (2): 265–277.
Published: 01 June 1971
... : 49-50 [508 This very quotation neatly summarizes the basic paradox which Corms our subject. The paradox is simply this. If self-interest dominates the m& jorilty of men in all commercial undertakings, why not also in all their politioal undenhkings ? Why should legislators...
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History of Political Economy (1 November 1989) 21 (4): 659–660.
Published: 01 November 1989
...- tions of self-interest acting efficiently in legislation and politics but also many and important failures to analyze political phenomena in these terms. Gary M. Anderson (HOPE, this issue) apparently believes (1) that these failures to use economic logic are fewer and less important than I...
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History of Political Economy (1 June 1980) 12 (2): 300–302.
Published: 01 June 1980
...Mark Perlman Raymond G. Cowherd. Athens, Ohio: Ohio University Press, 1977, Pp. xvii, 300. $15.00. Copyright © 1980 by Duke University Press 1980 300 History of Political Economy 12:2 (1980) The 1815 Act, a cynical piece of vested-interest legislation, set that price at the...
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History of Political Economy (1 June 2001) 33 (2): 381–382.
Published: 01 June 2001
..., and the basic thesis turns out to be this: that Say took from his association with the idéologues the idea that administrative, legislative, and educational interventions were necessary to reduce social discord, while eco- nomic equilibration should be left to the market. The idea that this is...
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History of Political Economy (1 June 2001) 33 (2): 193–218.
Published: 01 June 2001
... . Lettres à C[abanis], sur la théorie des sentimens moraux. In Théorie des sentimens moraux , by Adam Smith. Translated by Sophie de Grouchy,Marquise de Condorcet. Paris: F. Buisson. Haakonssen, Knut. 1981 . The Science of a Legislator: The Natural Jurisprudence of David Hume and Adam Smith...
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History of Political Economy (1 November 1977) 9 (4): 588.
Published: 01 November 1977
... “voluntaristic nominalism” or empirical research alone. Spengler’s detailed and suggestive survey closes with an attack on “economi- cally untrained legislators,” a “Robin Hood apparatus of state,” and col- leagues “who aspire to the flesh pots of Camelot” (p. 67). Goldschmidt makes an elegant and...
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History of Political Economy (1 September 1996) 28 (3): 441–458.
Published: 01 September 1996
... difference between the role of the legislator (using Rae’s term for government) in economic matters as envisaged by Smith and Rae. Let us first take Brewer’s generalization that for Smith the division of labor is simply a consequence of accumulation. Given the prominent position that the division...
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History of Political Economy (1 March 1982) 14 (1): 139–140.
Published: 01 March 1982
.... Yet, in addition to enhancing the potential for unethical prac- tices, industrialization intensified public scrutiny of business. With the resent- ment of smaller entrepreneurs and disenchanted customers serving as a cata- lyst, investigations and regulatory legislation placed increasing...
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History of Political Economy (1 June 2000) 32 (2): 412–414.
Published: 01 June 2000
... historians of economics will greatly profit from a careful reading of this book. It is of the same high caliber of scholarship as such recent “classics” as Donald Winch’s Adam Smith’s Politics (1978) and Knud Haakonssen’s The Science of a Legislator (1981...
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History of Political Economy (1 November 1999) 31 (4): 775–776.
Published: 01 November 1999
... symbiotic relation” (176). But this is not enough. Institutions must provide “a framework of commutative justice, . . . [and glood law must be the result of an intentional action. . . . [Thus i]n the political sphere. . . morality comes to the fore” (177). To realize this, “the virtuous legislator...
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History of Political Economy (1 March 1975) 7 (1): 132–136.
Published: 01 March 1975
... unnecessary “puzzles” which would not have arisen had he “considered systematically the role of self-interest in legislation.” Although Smith sometimes discussed political behavior in “perfectly cold-blooded, rational terms,” his funda- mental attitude was paternalistic-i.e., didactic but...