The Economic History of Britain since 1700: Volume 2: 1860 by Roderick Floud

By Roderick Floud

An fiscal heritage of england seeing that 1700, in 3 volumes by way of 39 eminent historians and economists. it's going to charm fairly to first and moment yr collage scholars, yet can be compatible for someone attracted to the background of the British financial system.

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However, as he said, Linen is our Staple, &c. but it has been woefully neglected. We are not however in so bad Situation, with regard to this Trades, as the French were in the Reign of King Henry IV [1589–1610] or the Irish at the Revolution [of 1688], (where, by the Force of public Encouragement, it has come to a great Length) we have it not to begin, we want only to improve and extend it. ), or training of the poor in the skills to spin or weave as well (Lindsay 1733: 18–36). 3 He elucidated the foundation of economic development in light of his own view of the reality of the worldwide Policy debate on economic development in Scotland 33 market economy.

If Petty’s Andrew Fletcher’s criticism of commercial civilization 17 theory was accepted, according to Fletcher, it followed that the exclusion of Ireland from trade made England prosper by the amount that Ireland then possessed. Besides trade, the transportation of the whole Irish people to England would also make her prosper by the presence of the additional people. But this transportation gave the chance to other nations to conquer Ireland, so he assumed for the sake of argument that Ireland would be ‘sunk into the sea’.

And, if we would go in to our Author’s Scheme, should we not see many Botchers at Linen weaving, Policy debate on economic development in Scotland 35 who, had they been employed in some other Branch of Manufacture, had made very good Workmen? (Melvill 1734: 32) Melvill had completely abandoned the strategy of promoting the staple industry as well as that of regarding linen manufacture as the only staple. He insisted instead that an adherence to a single staple was in contradiction to ‘our Author’s Scheme’, according to which people had to make use of their particular abilities in their own business that God had assigned to each of them.

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