The Slave Power: Its Character, Career, and Probable Designs: Being an Attempt to Explain the Real Issues involved in the American Contest (ILLUSTRATED). John Elliot Cairnes (), Irish economist, Professor of Political Economy at the University of Oxford, was a follower of Ricardo and Mill. His work clarified. b. Castlebellingham, Co. Louth, ed. Kingstown [Dun Laoghaire]; TCD grad. ; MA ; worked first at Brewery in Drogheda; while at Galway he was.

Author: Goltigar Akilrajas
Country: Guinea-Bissau
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Environment
Published (Last): 5 November 2006
Pages: 338
PDF File Size: 11.82 Mb
ePub File Size: 2.1 Mb
ISBN: 112-9-50866-114-7
Downloads: 4222
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Goltizahn

It was upon his shoulders that fell the responsibility of defending the Classical Ricardian doctrine in its waning years of — against Thorntonagainst Ruskinagainst his own disciple Cliffe-Leslie and, finally, against Jevons and the Marginalist Revolution.

Where this condition was not fulfilled, in domestic as in international trade, the principle of reciprocal demand must be invoked, in addition to the cost-of-production theory, to explain the determination of normal values. Only 2 left in stock more on the way. But he felt no very strong inclination for the legal profession, and during some years he occupied himself to a large extent with contributions to the daily press, treating of the social and economical questions that affected Ireland.

His research into the effects of the discoveries of gold in Australia and California revived support for the quantity theory of money. Mill’s treatment in the Essays on some Unsettled Questions in Political Economyand formed an admirable introduction to the study of economics as a science.

In it the author’s peculiar powers of thought and expression are displayed to the best advantage. During his last session he conducted a mixed class, ladies being admitted to his lectures. Please try again later.


Theoretical and Applied Jan 28, Labourin economics, the general body of wage earners. Get to Know Us. Political Essays May 23, He points out that in any organised society there can hardly be the ready transference of capital from one employment to another, which is the indispensable condition of free competition; while class distinctions render it impossible for labour to transfer itself readily to new occupations.

Please note that our editors may make some formatting changes or correct spelling or grammatical errors, and may also contact you if any clarifications are needed. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. At the bottom of the article, feel free to list any sources that support your changes, so that we can fully understand their context.

Mahatma Gandhi, Indian lawyer, politician, social activist, and writer who became the leader of the nationalist…. Stanton,Fortnightly Reviewp. Thank You for Your Contribution! He was, in fact, defining the scope and method of economic analysis rather than of political economy in its fullest sense.

Society may thus be regarded as consisting of a series of noncompeting industrial groups, with free competition among the members of any one group or class. Dec 22, See Article History.

John Elliot Cairnes – Online Library of Liberty

cairnee According to Mill, the universal elements in cost of production are the wages of labour and the profits of capital. In he was appointed professor of political economy in University College, London. He is often described as the “last of the classical economists”.

Print this article Print all entries for this topic Cite this article. In exchange between classes or non-competing industrial groups, the normal value is simply a case of international value, and depends upon reciprocal demandthat is to say, is such as will satisfy the equation of demand. elluot

Cairnes, John Elliott

AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. The real elements of cost of production he looks upon as labour, abstinence and riskthe second of these falling mainly, though not necessarily, upon the capitalist. His elliot, at no time very good, was still further weakened in by a fall from his horse.


You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few ellioy in mind. At the same time, it may be thought that Cairnes overlooked a point brought forward prominently kohn Senior, who also had called attention to the bearing of competition on the relation between cost of production and value. Apr 11, p. The inherent disadvantages of the employment of slave labour were exposed with great fulness and ability, and the conclusions cairjes at have taken their place among the recognised doctrines of political economy.

Croom-Robertson,Mindp. Quantity theory of moneyeconomic theory relating changes in the price levels to changes in the quantity of money. Thank you for your feedback.

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. Learn more about Amazon Prime.

Similar authors to follow

Its Character, Career, and Probable Designs: While residing in Dublinhe made the acquaintance of Archbishop Whatelywho conceived a very high respect for Cairnes’ character and abilities. And a critical article on M. The work is essentially a commentary on some of the principal doctrines of the English school of economists, such as valuecost of production, wages, labour and capitaland international values, and is replete with keen criticism and lucid illustration.

Discover some of the most interesting and trending topics of