Grossbritanniens gesetzgebung über gewerbe, handel und innere communications-mittel statistich und staatswirthschaftlich erläutert

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J.G. Cotta, 1836 - 479 Seiten
 

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Seite 22 - But in by far the greater number of cases, it is a large almshouse, in which the young are trained in idleness, ignorance, and vice; the able-bodied maintained in sluggish sensual indolence; the aged and more respectable exposed to all the misery that is incident to dwelling in such a society, without government or classification, and the whole body of inmates...
Seite 132 - An Act to subject certain Publications to the Duties of Stamps upon Newspapers, and to make other Regulations for restraining the Abuses arising from the Publication of Blasphemous and Seditious Libels...
Seite 410 - If it be manufactured so much cheaper or so much better abroad as to render 30 per cent, insufficient, my answer is, first, that a greater protection is only a premium to the smuggler ; and, secondly, that there is no wisdom in attempting to bolster up a competition which this degree of protection will not sustain.
Seite 377 - FROM personal experience, I am impressed with the conviction that the greater our intercourse with European gentlemen, the greater will be our improvement in literary, social, and political affairs...
Seite 410 - ... per cent. insufficient, my answer is, first, that a greater protection is only a premium to the smuggler; and, secondly, that there is no wisdom in attempting to bolster up a competition, which this degree of protection will not sustain. Let the state have the tax, which is now the reward of the smuggler, and let the consumer have the better and cheaper article, without the painful consciousness that he is consulting his own convenience at the expense of daily violating the laws of his country.
Seite 221 - We have arrived at a great and most important crisis of social arrangement. We are embarrassed with a superfluity of human labour — of animal machines, which cannot be absorbed in manufacturing operations. What is to be done with this superfluous or rather disposable fund of physical power : shall these men be compelled to eke out a miserable existence, with half employment and scanty wages? or shall they be thrown upon their respective parishes for eleemosynary relief?
Seite 106 - ... or any law or custom to the contrary notwithstanding. And if the default shall be found to be in the apprentice, then the said justices, or the said mayor or other head officer, with the assistance aforesaid, shall cause such due correction and punishment to be ministered unto him, as by their wisdom and discretion shall be thought meet.

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