A Discourse of Trade
Barbon’s A Discourse of Trade, is one of the best-known early tracts for freedom of trade, it also discusses topics as varied as the nature of value, the role of fashion in economic life, the importance of moral dispositions such as emulation and vanity, industry and liberality in commerce, and the political effects and implications of commerce.
A Discourse of Trade. A Reprint of Economic Tracts, ed. Jacob H. Hollander (Baltimore: The Lord Baltimore Press, 1905).
The text is in the public domain.
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Table of Contents
- THE PREFACE.5
- ||* Of Trade and the Stock, or Wares of Trade.
- |9|* Of the Quantity and Quality of Wares.
- Of the Value and Price of Wares.
- Of Mony, Credit and Interest.
- Of the Use and Benefit of Trade.
- |62|* Of the Chief Causes that Promote TRADE.
- |71|* Of the Chief Causes of the Decay of TRADE in England, and Fall of the RENTS of LAND.