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Progress and Poverty: Malthus and Ricardo in America

Christopher W. Calvo

in The Emergence of Capitalism in Early America

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780813066332
eISBN:
9780813058474
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066332.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter further illustrates the split between American and British liberal political economy by analyzing the antebellum treatment of Thomas Malthus and David Ricardo. Important distinctions are ... More


Moral Problems, Scientific Solutions

in Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

“It has been often questioned whether Political Economy be a moral science,” John McVickar admitted in 1825, and then confessed: “The decision of Adam Smith and his followers is against it; the ... More


People and Project

in Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

In spite of the ethical questions and religious problems raised by political economy, some antebellum Christians enthusiastically embraced the new discipline and saw it as thoroughly consistent with ... More


Utilitarian Conclusions: Moral Man, Moral Economy

in Friends of the Unrighteous Mammon: Northern Christians and Market Capitalism, 1815-1860

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226137063
eISBN:
9780226137087
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226137087.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Although the clerical economists were thoroughly “assured” that they favored Adam Smith's science detailing the pattern of economic progress and civilization, they used convoluted reasoning to arrive ... More


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