This revised edition of the original 1923 text first appeared in 1929, a decade after the end of WWI. The war left Great Britain burdened with debt and faced with the dire issues of unemployment and unstable domestic and foreign markets. In this title, A.W. Kirkaldy gives a brief but thoroughly detailed account and analysis of the history of economics, particularly concentrating upon the economic development of England. His work concludes with an examination of how the economic principles of England’s past can be applied and adapted in the post-war world. The Romance of Trade is a valuable resource for students interested in economics and economic history.
Preface to Second Edition; Forward; 1. Introductory: Early Economic Problems 2. Money and the Right to Interest 3. New trade routes and Their Consequences 4. Some Early Economic Difficulties and How They Were Met 5. Banking in England 6. The Beginning of Modern Economic Theories 7. Population and the Minimum Wage 8. Economics: The Science of Wealth 9. The Factors of Production: (i) Land 10. The Factors of production: (ii) Labour 11. Labour—Its Reward 12. Labour—Its Organisation 13. Continued 14. Employers and Employed 15. The Factors of Production: (iii) Capital 16. Conclusions; Index
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