Treatises and Essays on Subjects connected with Economic Policy (1853)
A collection of essays some of which were previously published in the Encyclopedia Britannica. They cover money, exchange, rent, the history of commerce, maritime law, and biographical essays on Quesnay, Smith, and Ricardo.
Treatises and Essays on Subjects connected with Economic Policy with Biographical Sketches of Quesnay, Adam Smith & Ricardo (Edinburgh: Adam and Charles Black, 1853).
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Table of Contents
- MR MCCULLOCH’S PUBLICATIONS.
- TREATIES AND ESSAYS ON SUBJECTS CONNECTED WITH ECONOMICAL POLICY; WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF QUESNAY, ADAM SMITH, AND RICARDO
- A TREATISE ON MONEY.1
- Sect. I.—: Circumstances which led to the use of Money. Principal properties which every Commodity used as such ought to possess. Not a Sign or a Measure of Value, but a real Equivalent.
- Sect. II.—: Circumstances which Regulate the Exchangeable Value of Money.
- Sect. III.—: A Moderate Seignorage on Coined Money advantageous. Principles which should regulate its amount.1
- Sect. IV.—: Expense of a Currency consisting of the Precious Metals.
- Sect. V.—: Paper Money. Principle on which its Value is Maintained.
- Sect. VI.—: Whether Gold or Silver should be adopted as the Standard of the Currency, or whether it should consist of both.
- Sect. VII.—: Standard of Money. Degradation of the Standard in Rome, France, Great Britain, and other countries. Effects of this degradation.
- TABLES RELATIVE TO THE MONEY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.
- TREATISE ON THE CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH DETERMINE THE COURSE OF EXCHANGE.
- INLAND EXCHANGE.
- FOREIGN EXCHANGE.
- Sect. I.—: Nominal Exchange.
- Sect. II.—: Real Exchange.
- Sect. III.—: Computed Exchange.
- HISTORY AND INFLUENCE OF BILLS OF EXCHANGE.
- ESSAY ON INTEREST AND USURY LAWS.
- A TREATISE ON THE LETTING AND OCCUPANCY OF LAND.
- 1.: Money Rents.
- 2.: Proportional Rents.
- 3.: Produce Rents.
- 4.: Service Rents.
- AN ESSAY SHOWING THE ERRONEOUSNESS OF THE PREVAILING OPINIONS IN REGARD TO ABSENTEEISM.
- SKETCH OF THE HISTORY OF COMMERCE, TO THE SIXTEENTH CENTURY.
- SECT. I.—: PHŒNICIAN COMMERCE.
- SECT. II.—: GRECIAN COMMERCE.
- SECT. III.—: ROMAN COMMERCE.
- SECT. IV.—: ITALIAN COMMERCE IN THE MIDDLE AGES.
- SECT. V.—: VASCO DE GAMA AND COLUMBUS.
- AN ESSAY ON THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND DECLINE OF COMMERCE IN HOLLAND.
- AN ESSAY ON THE RISE, PROGRESS, AND DECLINE OF THE HANSEATIC LEAGUE.
- ESSAY ON THE ORIGIN OF THE COMPASS.
- SKETCH OF THE PROGRESS OF MARITIME LAW.
- AN ESSAY ON THE COLONIAL SYSTEM OF THE ANCIENTS.
- SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF FRANCIS QUESNAY.
- SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF ADAM SMITH, LL.D.
- SKETCH OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF DAVID RICARDO, ESQ., M.P.