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History of Political Economy (2022) 54 (5): 975–990.
Published: 01 October 2022
...Matthew Watson Abstract Adam Smith's biographers have been in no doubt how important his experiences of living and working among Glasgow's merchant community were to the content of The Wealth of Nations . Many Smith scholars who themselves have been based in the city go further. They insist...
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History of Political Economy (2011) 43 (2): 413–415.
Published: 01 June 2011
... be measured pre- cisely. And this change contributed to the marginalization of the church. Jacques Le Goff (1977) observes that only with the organization of com- mercial networks in the twelfth century did time become an object of exact measurement. First, the merchant communes acquired the right...
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History of Political Economy (2003) 35 (Suppl_1): 234–261.
Published: 01 December 2003
... Hartlib and Universal Reformation: Studies in Intellectual Communication , edited by M. Greengrass, M. Leslie,and T. Raylor. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Nummedal, Tara. 2002 . Practical Alchemy and Commercial Exchange in the Holy Roman Empire. In Merchants and Marvels:Commerce, Science...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (3): 419–448.
Published: 01 September 2015
... to develop under the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth, but they now must be stopped (27). Relations between the merchant community and the Crown remained cool for the next eighteen years, but they received a new burst of cold wind in 1622.11 With England in an economic downturn, James I issued two...
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History of Political Economy (1992) 24 (2): 357–368.
Published: 01 June 1992
... selec- tion by a group of students as a candidate for the Rectorship in 1768 (Scott 1937, 104-5). Since we are concerned here with Smith’s influence among the merchants rather than the community at large, I will not pursue these points here. Gherity / Smith...
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History of Political Economy (2017) 49 (2): 177–206.
Published: 01 June 2017
... community. This imagined consensus was made tangible in 1721 in the form of a three-volume, “methodized” edition of The British Merchant. In 6. On the relatively late emergence of mercantilism, compare Appleby 1978. Deringer / “It Was Their Business to Know” 181 the ensuing...
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History of Political Economy (1995) 27 (3): 539–561.
Published: 01 September 1995
..., the administration of wealth, and the need to protect wealth. Dimishqi, in contrast to many other Muslim writers, approves of wealth for its own sake. He sympathizes with merchants and discusses the contri- bution of the merchant to the common good of the community. He writes, “the wealthy individual is here...
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History of Political Economy (1979) 11 (1): 166–167.
Published: 01 March 1979
... studied theology and was ordained in the Domini- can Order, he returned to his native Seville. Mercado had close contacts with the business communities in both Mexico and Seville. This, and his experi- ence as confessor, made him aware of the conflict faced by merchants caught between...
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History of Political Economy (2001) 33 (Suppl_1): 137–161.
Published: 01 December 2001
.... This measurement strategy is more difficult to implement in practice than the bare outline suggests. Unlike Smith, the Bullion Committee has relatively good data on exchange rates and gold prices themselves; the gold and foreign exchange dealers are a regular partof the merchant community and support circulars...
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History of Political Economy (2009) 41 (1): 89–107.
Published: 01 March 2009
... . The Merchant in the Confessional . Leiden: E. J. Brill. ———. 2006 . Monopoly and Market Irregularities in Medieval Economic Thought: Traditions and Texts to A.D. 1500. Journal of the History of Economic Thought 28 : 395 -411. Lessnoff, Michael H. 1994 . The Spirit of Capitalism and the Protestant...
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History of Political Economy (2010) 42 (3): 495–519.
Published: 01 September 2010
...- stances. All things are common according to the law of nature, not in the sense that natural law commands a community of goods or forbids the divi- sion into private property, but in the sense that nothing was applied by nature to anyone in particular. (Lugo [1642] 1868, 6, 6...
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History of Political Economy (1989) 21 (1): 77–90.
Published: 01 March 1989
... in the economy must abstain from consumption. If banks create credit which is then used by merchants in an attempt to create stock this is misinfor- mation. The credit given by the banks does not necessarily indicate that savings have been made somewhere in the economy. Smith was aware...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (3): 497–530.
Published: 01 September 2006
... concept of true prices seem to have been drawn from Abeilleʼs 1768 text (Principes). In terms of his analytical conclusions regarding merchants, Condillacʼs marché commun (common market) concept was very similar to the idea of self- interest. Of course, the Intendant de Limoges had also synthesized...
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History of Political Economy (1978) 10 (1): 114–150.
Published: 01 March 1978
... it has a net injurious effect on the temporal welfare of the individuals or the community. This phenomenon may be characterized as the “desanctification” of an argument hitherto conducted on theological grounds. It manifests itself most clearly when a type of behavior hitherto condemned...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (2): 343–370.
Published: 01 June 2005
... because they viewed Indians as free from the profit motive that tainted European society. Once the Indians were converted to Christian- ity, their communities would become the kernel of a society practic- ing evangelical poverty on earth. Converting Indians to Christianity ap- peared simpler than...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (3): 545–550.
Published: 01 September 2007
... on 7 March 1821, the date of its creation. The examination of the agricultural witnesses was conducted with great competence by Ricardo, and he worked very hard in the committee (Sraffa 1951, 5:xxiv, 8:369). Ricardo called two merchants as witnesses, Thomas Tooke and Edward Solly, the latter...
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History of Political Economy (1987) 19 (3): 359–385.
Published: 01 September 1987
... of paper currency had not been the cause of increases in the prices of provisions and that his proposed Bill, by increasing the quantity of paper currency, would be a great advantage to one part of the community-the bankers and merchants-without being injurious to the other parts. An- derson’s...
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History of Political Economy (1988) 20 (3): 471–498.
Published: 01 September 1988
... why, within their analysis of the development process (which is viewed as a succession of socio-economic formations), certain eschatolog- ical elements can be traced. In short, the interpretation according to which society develops from a primitive state to socialism and communism by dint...
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History of Political Economy (1982) 14 (4): 496–520.
Published: 01 November 1982
... of the time argued the issue: not the economists, but the politicians, the merchants, the shipping people, the landlords, the farmers, the laborers. More particularly, the subject is what arguments were made for and against free trade; who made them; what merit they had; how they were...
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History of Political Economy (1987) 19 (1): 67–86.
Published: 01 March 1987
.... precious stones, spices, fruits and nuts. the wherewithal to make clothing, stone. and good lumber. Its roads are poor and unsafe. It has no maritime fleet. Its merchants are inept and therefore its foreign trade is entirely passive.5 3. Ibid. 374. 4. Ibid. 382. Most fortunate of all. he...