Communal and Commercial Economy: Some Elementary Theorems of the Political Economy of Communal and of Commercial Societies, Together with an Examination of the Correlated Theorems of the Psuedo-Science of Wealth as Taught by Ricardo and Mill by John Carruthers (Paperback / softback, 2015)
Excerpt from Communal and Commercial Ecomy: Some Elementary Theorems of the Political Ecomy of Communal and of Commercial Societies, Together With an Examination of the Correlated Theorems of the Psuedo-Science of Wealth as Taught by Ricardo and Mill The laws of nature never change; but under all circumstances, the due and calculable effect will follow a given cause. Where the occurrences are t such as we expected, one w thinks of attributing the discrepancy to miraculous or arbitrary changes in the laws, but it is at once kwn that our expectations were founded on igrance. Should the teaching of any two sciences come into conflict, we should t attempt to reconcile them by assuming the laws of nature to be t the same in the two cases, but we should kw at once that one or both of our sciences were false, and we should endeavour to correct them. The actions of men are t supernatural, but are also part of nature, and their effects are subject to her laws. It is a fact that the acts daily done by man will influence either for good or ill his future well-being, and right action in his daily life is a matter of vast importance to him, and to those who will come after him. If he has two sciences of conduct, and they are in conflict, it behoves him to weigh well which he will follow, for assuredly they cant both be true, and woe betide him if he take the false one for his guide; nature is pitiless to those who take the wrong path. This work is a treatise on political ecomy, and t on ethics: an examination of the grounds on which the latter rest would be as much beyond my limits as a discussion of the bimial theorem; but it is within my province to point out that the political ecomy taught in England is wholly at variance with the ethics taught everywhere, and at every period of the world's history. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.