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essay upon the probable methods of making a people gainers in the balance of trade ...

Charles [Davenant

essay upon the probable methods of making a people gainers in the balance of trade ...

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Published by Printed for James Knapton in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Balance of trade,
  • England -- Commerce and industries

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the author of The essay on ways and means.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination[xvi], 312 p.
    Number of Pages312
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14891749M

    Not but that there are other great advantages a Royal Bank might procure in this kingdom, as has been seen in part by this; as advancing money to the Exchequer upon Parliamentary funds and securities, by which in time of a war our preparations for any expedition need not be in danger of miscarriage for want of money, though the taxes raised be not speedily paid, nor the Exchequer burthened with the excessive interests paid in former reigns upon anticipations of the revenue; landed men might be supplied with moneys upon securities on easier terms, which would prevent the loss of multitudes of estates, now ruined and devoured by insolent and merciless mortgagees, and the like. In France and Germany, where the bourgeoisie was smaller, economic arguments were articulated largely by state officials -- thus French Mercantilism is better known as "Colbertisme" named after Jean-Baptiste Colbert, French minister of finance and German Mercantilism as "Cameralism" after the German term for the royal chamber. King, Lord. Defined natural resources, rather than money, as the wealth of a nation. In the new world, Cotton Mather reflected on the fate of the Plymouth colony and lamented, "Religion begot prosperity, and the daughter devoured the mother"-a recurrent theme of Protestant jeremiads thereafter. In the reign of King Charles I.

    England with due exceptions to the Parliament, and the freedom wherewith they have given to the public charge is much like Constantinople; we are involved in a dangerous, a chargeable, but withal a most just and necessary war, and the richest and moneyed men in the kingdom plead poverty; and the French, or King James, or the devil may come for them, if they can but conceal their estates from the public notice, and get the assessors to tax them at an under rate. William Molyneux Dioptrica Nova. Jerome found justifiable the Gospels' description of wealth as "'unjust riches,' for they have no other source than the injustice of men, and no one can possess them except by the loss and ruin of others. He said to them, 'It is written, "My house shall be called a house of prayers"; but you make it a den of robbers'" Matthew

    In Davenant proposed compiling trade numbers for the previous 25 years. What is said of friendly societies, I think no man will dispute with me, since one has met with so much success already in the practice of it. William Sherlock Discourse of the Immortality of the Soul. The theory of money was also given more careful consideration by John Lockewho formulated the concept of "velocity" and effectively initiated the Quantity Theory of Money. It has been useful to the Government, and it is profitable to the proprietors; and the establishing it at such a juncture, when our enemies were making great boasts of our poverty and want of money, was a particular glory to our nation, and the city in particular. The proposal of the pension office you will soon see offered to the public as an attempt for the relief of the poor; which, if it meets with encouragement, will every way answer all the great things I have said of it.


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Essay upon the probable methods of making a people gainers in the balance of trade ... book

Thus, in order to increase national output, the early Mercantilists recommended, every effort, fair or foul, must be made by the State to ensure that, whether bullion or coins, as much gold and silver as possible enters that country and as little as possible leaves the country.

The Enlightenment economists also introduced the idea of "natural balance" of those flows, which effectively replaced the "growth obsession" of the Mercantilists with the "equilibrium obsession" of the Enlightenment economists.

The Earliest classics [facsimile reprints of] John Graunt, Natural and political observations made upon the bills of mortality, [and] G. It was later incorporated into the Decretum, the great collection of canon law compiled by Gratian in the middle of the twelfth century, and encapsulated the Church's view of commerce as expressed in law and ritual.

Also the first to discuss the idea of interest as the payment of a "rent on stock". This, however, does not at all reflect on the nature of a bank, nor of the benefit it would be to the public trading part of the kingdom, whatever it may seem to do on the practice of the present.

After this we saw a floating-machine, to be wrought with horses, for the towing of great ships both against wind and tide; and another for the raising of ballast, which, as unperforming engines, had the honour of being made, exposed, tried, and laid by before the prince died.

Gregory was a very bright boy and his father used him as an assistant in his surveying work. The Mercantilists For Europe, the 17th century was "the most horrible century", engulfed by interminable national, religious and civil wars, made memorable for their particularly savage brutality.

Bless us! The Natural and Political Observations appear with some of King's unpublished writings in a volume edited by Peter Laslett. Outlined, following Bodin, how the influx of American gold had risen prices abroad and thus deteriorated the terms of trade for England.

I confess I expect no more from those to come than we have found from the past, and I think I make no broach on either my charity or good manners in saying so; and I reflect not upon any of the banks that are or shall be established for not doing what I mention, but for making such publications of what they would do.

Similar Documents Neo Mercantlism Other contributing factors were the establishment of colonies outside Europe; the growth of European commerce and industry relative to agriculture; the increase in the volume and breadth of trade; and the increase in the use of metallic monetary systems, particularly gold and silver, relative to barter transactions.

Private property was treated as legitimate because useful, work as a part of the process of creation. Another concern was the possibility of rising prices and industry might also lead to rising wages that might cut into those profits and thus reduce output. France though I do not believe all the great outcries we make of their misery and distress—if one-half of which be true, they are certainly the best subjects in the world yet without question has felt its share of the losses and damages of the war; but the poverty there falling chiefly on the poorer sort of people, they have not been so fruitful in inventions and practices of this nature, their genius being quite of another strain.

The Junto Pembroke Ministry was removed from power, and Davenant's friends—Godolphin, Nottinghamand Harley —were placed in positions of power in the Coalition Ministry. John A. He recommended even more draconian restrictions on export of specie as a way to fix the problem and "reflate" the economy.

As for the gentry and more capable sort, the first thing a Frenchman flies to in his distress is the army; and he seldom comes back from thence to get an estate by painful industry, but either has his brains knocked out or makes his fortune there. This brought the protest of the charter companies, notably the Society of Merchant Adventurers and the British East India Company, which traded extensively overseas and needed the gold export restrictions relaxed cf.

We read of the inhabitants of Constantinople, that they suffered their city to be lost for want of contributing in time for its defence, and pleaded poverty to their generous emperor when he went from house to house to persuade them; and yet when the Turks took it, the prodigious immense wealth they found in it, made them wonder at the sordid temper of the citizens.

Edited with an introduction by George E. His father was a surveyor and landscape gardener.

The Mind and the Market: Capitalism in Western Thought

Solid Philosophy asserted, against the fancies of the Ideists, with Reflexions on Mr. He could not be admitted to sell or deliver a pipe of wine out single, or two or three at a time, as he might have sold them; but on a word or two spoken amiss to the goldsmith or which he was pleased to take sohe would have none sold but the whole parcel together.

Sir Francis Drake the Spanish plate-fleet won; He had been a pirate if he had got none. Locke and several of his friends. For religion must necessarily produce both industry and frugality, and these cannot but produce riches. Both positions drew upon and modified classical Greek and Roman thought.

And first for the business; this bank should enlarge the number of their directors, as they do of their stock, and should then establish several sub-committees, composed of their own members, who should have the directing of several offices relating to the distinct sorts of business they referred to, to be overruled and governed by the governor and directors in a body, but to have a conclusive power as to contracts.

Argued, with Misselden, for government to keep favorable trade balance by promoting exports and restricting imports in order to bring more money into home country. According to this view the benefits to one nation were matched by costs to the other nations that exported gold and silver, and there were no net gains from trade.I cannot enlarge upon this subject; it has always been incomprehensible to me, that a people so jealous of their liberty and property as the Americans, should so long have borne impositions with patience and submission, which would have been trampled under foot in the meanest village in Holland, or undergone the fate of Wood's halfpence in Ireland.

The Consequence of Cantillon Principle is that State activity that does not "Farm Entrepreneurs" creates its own demise through abandonment to luxury and consumption - & the devalue in Living. Apr 16,  · The History of British Commerce/Volume 2/Chapter 9.

Therefore, though we pay so great an annual balance upon that trade, yet our treasure cannot be said to be exhausted by it: we have such goods in exchange for it as make us very ample amends, and enable us to supply that loss by our other commerce." and in turning people's thoughts.

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Nov 11,  · -Charles Davenant, "Essay upon the probable methods of making a people gainers in the balance of trade," To distinguish the novel from the perennial in modern debates about the moral worth of a society organized around the market, we must recall the characteristic attitudes of the great traditions of European thought toward commerce and Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.