In The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo
The shadows of Thomas Malthus and David Ricardo
loom large over Turchin and Nefedov's search for history's motive force.
From the writings of the earliest modern commentators on the drivers of socio-economic growth and decline -- Adam Smith, Edward Gibbon, Thomas Malthus, David Ricardo
, and Karl Marx -- we see that concern about exhausting resources is not new.
In terms of doctrinal pedigree and analytical substance, Reisman conceives his system as a synthesis of the fundamental ideas of Austrian (particularly of Eugen von Bohm-Bawerk and Ludwig von Mises), British Classical economists (Adam Smith, David Ricardo
, and John Stuart Mill), and, quite significantly, of the novelist-philosopher Ayn Rand whose conclusions are greatly reinforced and whose analytical coherency are enormously magnified by Reisman's own numerous theoretical innovations.
Few of today's new "Marxists" want to spell out the attractions of a man who wanted to unite German philosophy - building on Hegel - with British political economy - carrying on from David Ricardo
- and thereby turn two rather conservative traditions into a theory of radical revolution.
We've known since Adam Smith and David Ricardo
first published (1776 and 1817 for those keeping count at home) that the value of trade is that it makes the things we buy cheaper or better at the same price than if we made them ourselves.
Chapter 1, "Social Philosophy of Classical Economics," discusses the views of such classical writers as Adam Smith, David Ricardo
, Thomas Malthus, and John Stuart Mill on varying issues, including social classes, in particular landlords, businesspeople, and the poor; the proper role of government; war; and slavery.
The silver-haired, well-spoken author of Exporting America even lardered his testimony with references to the Federal Reserve System and dropped the names of economic giants Adam Smith and David Ricardo
Since at least the work of David Ricardo
(1772-1823), economists have known that international trade is desirable and beneficial for both trading partners.
The lack of accurate information offered opportunities for tremendous profit for economist David Ricardo
and banker Nathan Rothschild.
adopted this concept in the 19th century, refined it, and used the resulting theory to describe the burgeoning capitalist system.
Two centuries ago, economists such as Adam Smith and David Ricardo
laid down classical theories that market efficiencies need some equality between seller and purchaser.
In Mill's case, such figures included Alexis de Tocqueville, Jeremy Bentham, Auguste Compte, David Ricardo
, Thomas Carlyle, William Wordsworth, and others.
Competing against 18 teams from six other schools, North Eugene's team won in the David Ricardo
Division for single-semester students.
Fears of job destruction through new technology antedate both today's outsourcing scare and David Ricardo