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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (3): 407–423.
Published: 01 June 2021
... as shared between the prince and the common man, Schröder came to differ on the issue of labor-saving technology and its use in manufacturing workhouses. Despite championing absolutism, Schröder related studies of natural science, technology, and society in more integrated and less hierarchical ways than...
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History of Political Economy (2006) 38 (2): 377–389.
Published: 01 June 2006
..., 181). The law of 1834 would require a per- son seeking relief to enter a workhouse with conditions purposefully worse than those on the outside. Apparently, extensive data were made available to Senior and Chad- wick for their report to the commissioners, from which they selected what would...
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History of Political Economy (2013) 45 (3): 415–442.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of manufactures through every part of the country . . . by the workhouses, Houses of Industry, and the invention of Soup-shops, &c. &c. superadded to the encreasing dispro- portion between the price of labour and that of the necessaries of life,” a “most calamitous effect” had been wrought upon the nation...
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History of Political Economy (2007) 39 (2): 209–252.
Published: 01 June 2007
... of achieving this outcome lay in “the refusal of parochial relief to the able-bodied elsewhere than within the walls of a workhouse” (230). Such able-bodied workers must “either submit to the confi nement and discipline of the workhouse,” he opined, “or earn a livelihood by their own labour” (231...
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History of Political Economy (1991) 23 (4): 713–730.
Published: 01 November 1991
...- bourer earns so little, that you cannot give the pauper less without starv- ing him?” (Newspaper writings [1834], 687). The answer to this was not to give him less but to give it on harder terms, which meant indoor relief or the workhouse (687, 716). 7. There was no dispute about state...
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History of Political Economy (2005) 37 (Suppl_1): 120–142.
Published: 01 December 2005
... could, however, solve this unintended consequence by attaching conditions: Lastly, for cases of extreme distress, county workhouses might be es- tablished, supported by rates upon the whole kingdom, and free for persons of all counties, and indeed of all nations. The fare should be hard...
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History of Political Economy (2003) 35 (Suppl_1): 234–261.
Published: 01 December 2003
....” 16. Becher also proposed the creation of workhouses and the support of new manufactures to encourage exports and thus attract more money from abroad (Smith 1994, 190–92). Coinage in Seventeenth-Century England 243 it alone will return the cost of the project” (Smith 1994, 216...
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History of Political Economy (2014) 46 (4): 609–640.
Published: 01 November 2014
... for an undertaker, hires a workhouse of a proprietor for his work, buys wool, poil de castor, &c. buys utensils and instruments fit for the work, hires several journeymen for daily wages, and makes all advances of money necessary in that business. (Dictionary, 1:996) This master hatter is also said...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (3): 497–514.
Published: 01 June 2021
... cause, yet of sickness or old age; and the police will collect them at hospitals and work houses (Casas Pias) to which they belong (393). Inva- lids should be taken to hospitals, and the issue of work is given particular attention, fully in line with the workhouse projects of the Cameralist tradi...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (2): 275–294.
Published: 01 June 1997
..., see, for example, Works (1:33). 17. Malthus also thought that manufactures produced by the poor in workhouses deprived many independent workmen of the market (Essay [1803] 1989, 1:364-65). Although produc- 282 History of Political Economy 29:2 (1997) the quantity of provisions increases...
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History of Political Economy (1970) 2 (2): 263–283.
Published: 01 June 1970
... in the allmend in Switzerland, the township in Scotland, the dessa in Java, and the mir in Russia. Let a system of this kind be established, and you will see no more tramps in England drifting from one workhouse to the next. It is not in our societies [but in a society of this kind...
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History of Political Economy (1988) 20 (2): 173–190.
Published: 01 June 1988
... into colonists is significantly different from an overpopulation of workers who become transformed into workhouse inmates. Similarly the beg- ging overpopulation which consumes the surplus product of a mon- astery is different from that which forms in a factory [p. 6061. Marx approvingly cites...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (3): 533–550.
Published: 01 June 2021
... which would also boost state finance and taxes: keep- ing bees, growing clover, erecting workhouses, among other things (Eck- ert 2016: 45). Cameralism included commerce and the crafts, but also agriculture. This is visible in adjacent Baden, where the margrave held the presidency of the Ökonomische...
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History of Political Economy (1984) 16 (2): 233–253.
Published: 01 June 1984
... of the great body of the people, every different branch of the work employs so great a number of workmen that it is impossible to collect them all into the same workhouse.”3oIndeed, his pin factory was an early if rudimentary example of the benefits of vertical integration, since, as he noted...
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History of Political Economy (2021) 53 (3): 515–532.
Published: 01 June 2021
... that the Spanish reformers did not consider the development of manufactures (Ringrose 1998: 170), Romà i Rossell proposed facilitating their circula- tion among the internal and maritime provinces by installing workhouses in inland zones of the peninsula and moving Catalan artisans to other parts of the monarchy...
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History of Political Economy (1983) 15 (3): 451–494.
Published: 01 September 1983
... become slaves” (1 :28). He opposed “excessive misery among the poor” (1:277). His standards of humaneness, however, were not high: he supported enslavement without slavery. Steuart believed that a proper wage could be calculated from the expense accounts of hospitals and workhouses...
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History of Political Economy (1989) 21 (3): 481–502.
Published: 01 September 1989
... and its relation to work incentives, Kang’s ideas appear very close to Burton’s (Hsiao 1975, 508). Kang envisioned a system of “Public Institutions for the Poor,” which seem modeled after the British workhouses provided by the Poor Law of 1834 (Thompson 1958, 185). In Thompson’s summary, Kang’s...
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History of Political Economy (2015) 47 (suppl_1): 23–48.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... The truly wretched would either be forced into workhouses or sink into destitution (speech of October 28, 1903; printed in Chamberlain 1914, 221–22). Addressing Market Failure Chamberlain and Hewins believed that national prosperity depended on the growth rate of net exports. Because they were...
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History of Political Economy (2024) 56 (2): 259–289.
Published: 01 April 2024
... for statistics, personal interviews, and blue books (Martineau [1855] 1983, 1:197). Some of the information for Cousin Marshall was obtained by a brother who was a workhouse guardian and a lady who had a deep interest in the subject (1:218). For French Wine and Politics , “the scenery was furnished by books...
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History of Political Economy (1997) 29 (3): 447–522.
Published: 01 September 1997
... criticized the idleness, luxury, and debauchery of workers-and workhouse schemes to enforce a duty to labor and develop an early habit of industry proved as popular with high- as with low-wage theorists- liberals typically blamed these vices on the poor laws, a general lack of employment, government...