The argument of this book is addressed to those who desire to order their daily lives, in the homme, in the shop, in the factory, or on the farm, in conformity with the highest ethical standards, or in more familiar words, to live according to the will of God; and to them only. They constitute, I hope, a large proportion of mankind but be that as it ma, I know that there are at present among them many who are sorely perplexed in mind, and gravely disturbed in conscience, by the apparent contradiction between the precepts of ethics and the laws of economics. It is my earnest hope that in this book they mind some help towards the solution of their difficulties
Table of Contents
BOOK I 1. Economics and Ethics 2.The scope and Method of political economy BOOK II 3. The soil and its produce 4. Labour: Braw and brain 5. The organisation of production: The evolution of modern society 6. Capital: banking and credit Book III 7. The Nature and Origin of the Problem 8. Rent: Property in Land 9. The Price of Capital: Interest 10. The price of Brains: Profits 11. The Share of the Wage-Earner Book IV 12. Value and Price 13. The Mechanism of Exchange: Money 14. The problem of International trade: The Theory of Foreign Exchange 15. Spending, Saving and Giving BOOK VI 16. National Expenditure and public finance Book V 17. The state in relation to industry: Collectivism and private enterprise: State control and Laisse Faire Appendix A Appendix B Index
Sir John Arthur Ransome Marriott was a British educationist, historian, and Conservative Member of Parliament. He taught modern history at Oxford University from 1884 to 1920. He was an Honorary fellow, formerly fellow, lecturer and tutor in modern History, of Worcester College, Oxford. He was Conservative member of Parliament for Oxford from 1917 to 1922, and for York from 1923 to 1929. After defeat in 1929 he retired from active politics.