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Cantillon's Early Career

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print:
1989
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286820
eISBN:
9780191596681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286821.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Cantillon's links with the Jacobite banker, Sir Daniel Arthur, are shown. Cantillon's early career is traced showing how he worked for James Brydges, later the Duke of Chandos, the Paymaster General ... More


Beginnings (1683–1706)

Paul Baines and Pat Rogers

in Edmund Curll, Bookseller

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199278985
eISBN:
9780191700002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278985.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter begins by discussing the accuracy of the obscure records containing Curll's birth date, as well as his origins and early life. It then notes that the book trade that Curll entered in the ... More


The Transformation of Economic Life

R. R. Davies

in The Age of Conquest: Wales 1063-1415

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208785
eISBN:
9780191678141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208785.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

Wales underwent profound social and economic changes in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Even contemporaries recognized that a transformation was afoot. The inhabitants began to build churches ... More


Excessive Profits: Wealth, Morality, and the Common People

Robert Wuthnow

in American Misfits and the Making of Middle-Class Respectability

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176864
eISBN:
9781400888092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176864.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses how the wealthy provided a contrasting category—an “other”—that offered ordinary, nonwealthy Americans ways to think about who we were by discussing who we were not. The ... More


The Great War

David Lee McMullen

in Strike!: The Radical Insurrections of Ellen Dawson

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813034867
eISBN:
9780813038674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813034867.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the impact of World War I on the lives of Scottish workers. The Glasgow Rent Strikes of 1915 were the first important point of confrontation between the workers—or more ... More


Rolling: Drag and Fly: Race, Racism, and Trucking

Anne Balay

in Semi Queer: Stories of Trans, Gay, and Black Truck Drivers

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469647098
eISBN:
9781469647111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469647098.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Many truckers are openly racist towards African-Americans, Mexican immigrants, and those they perceive to be Islamic or Sikh. Truckers from these groups are understood to be desperate and willing to ... More


“Well Calculated to Test the Loyalty of Her Citizens”: Property, Principle, and the Oath of Allegiance

Jarret Ruminski

in The Limits of Loyalty: Ordinary People in Civil War Mississippi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496813961
eISBN:
9781496814005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496813961.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how Confederate and Union forces tried to enforce loyalty among Mississippians by judging them according to the standard of protective nationalism. Both sides used the Oath of ... More


Canard Economics, or the Costs of the War

Allen Douglas

in War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor: The Canard Enchaine and World War I

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228764
eISBN:
9780520926943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228764.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the economic problems that plagued France during the 1920s and the economic discourse present is several articles published by the Canard. It shows that the Canard economics ... More


Visions of Work: Hugo Stinnes and His Doubles

Hugo Stinnes His Doubles

in Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222908
eISBN:
9780520924703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222908.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter focuses on Hugo Stinnes, a German industrialist who became Europe's richest man during the time of inflation. It suggests that the one-dimensional portrait of Stinnes as a ruthless ... More


The Mayor’s Committee on Rent Profiteering

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter first describes Mayor John F. Hylan’s electoral victory in 1917 and explains the reasons why elected officials relatively ignored the New York’s housing problem. It then discusses the ... More


Enter the State Legislature

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the intervention of the state legislature in the city’s housing problem. Shortly after the state legislature convened in January 1919, several senators and assemblymen filed ... More


The April Laws

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter focuses on the housing bills that inundated the state legislature from January to April 1920. Most of these bills fell into one of two categories. In the first were the bills that were ... More


The September Laws

Robert M. Fogelson

in The Great Rent Wars: New York, 1917-1929

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300191721
eISBN:
9780300205589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300191721.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter first discusses the impact of the April laws on housing in New York. For many tenants the laws had not done enough to curb rent profiteering. The landlords were even more dissatisfied ... More


Outsourcing on steroids: regeneration meets the Private Finance Initiative

Stuart Hodkinson

in Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526141866
eISBN:
9781526144713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526141866.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter introduces the controversial background and evolution of the PFI model in public housing regeneration. A first section outlines the basic workings of PFI and how it emerged as part of ... More


Follow the money: who profits and how

Stuart Hodkinson

in Safe as houses: Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781526141866
eISBN:
9781526144713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526141866.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter turns to the bottom line of outsourced regeneration and self-regulation – the colossal financial riches made, following the money from government to the immediate companies and then ... More


You Can’t Raffle Off a Dead Donkey: Newslore of Commerce

Russell Frank

in Newslore: Contemporary Folklore on the Internet

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739282
eISBN:
9781604739299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739282.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

This chapter examines the newslore the sudden collapse of the Enron Corporation. It explains that the shameless profiteering of Enron executives confirmed some of the worst fears about corporate ... More


Postscript: The Violent Crackdown at Tian-an-men Square, June 3–4, 1989

Immanuel C. Y. Hsü

in China without mao: The Search for a New Order

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195060560
eISBN:
9780199854370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195060560.003.0009
Subject:
History, Asian History

1999, the Year of the Snake, opened with ominous signs of an impending explosion in China. The country faced rising inflation, falling ethics, widespread corruption, official profiteering, a widening ... More


Later Rearmament and War Supply Organisation, 1937–1941

Christopher W. Miller

in Planning and Profits: British Naval Armaments Manufacture and the Military Industrial Complex, 1918-1941

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781786940667
eISBN:
9781786944412
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781786940667.003.0010
Subject:
History, Maritime History

This chapter looks at rearmament itself, and argues that the transition towards wartime levels of production was not as smooth as it ought to have been given the circumstances. It looks at the role ... More


Your Diamonds May Flash Gaily, But There’s Blood on Them: A Shoddy Aristocracy

J. Matthew Gallman

in Defining Duty in the Civil War: Personal Choice, Popular Culture, and the Union Home Front

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781469620992
eISBN:
9781469623184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469620992.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter explores the northern attitudes towards those who profited from the war through hypocritical or fraudulent means, by pointing at the economic sins of Union war profiteers. A citizen who ... More


Multiplicity, Complexity, and Recurrent Change

Nils Brunsson and Mats Jutterström

in Organizing and Reorganizing Markets

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
April 2018
ISBN:
9780198815761
eISBN:
9780191853289
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815761.003.0017
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

The empirical studies presented in the book are used to describe four types of market organizers observed—sellers, buyers, profiteers, and ‘others’—and to describe the elements of organization used. ... More


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