The Landed Interest and the Supply of Food by Sir James CairdThe Landed Interest and the Supply of Food by Sir James Caird

The Landed Interest and the Supply of Food

bySir James Caird

Paperback | February 1, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. DISTRIBUTION OF LANDED PROPERTY. Tendency The distribution of landed property in England, of landed property to So far as ownership is concerned, is, by the diminution in the growing wealth of the country, constantly tend number of small in" t0 a reduction in the number of small estates. estates. This tendency is further promoted by the law, which permits entails and settlements, thus hindering the natural sale of land so dealt with; and also by rights of primogeniture, which prevent subdivision of landed property among the family in case of intestacy. Cultivation thus passes out of the hands of small owners into those of tenant-farmers, causing a gradual decrease of the agricultural population, and a proportionate increase of the towns. This has been much accelerated by a policy of Free Trade, which has at once opened up the markets of the world for our commerce, and for the Home Produce Compared With Foreign. 41 produce of our mines and manufactures. These are advantageously interchanged for the corn and other agricultural products of foreign lands. This will go on while the commerce is found mutually profitable. And it will be profitable so long as, by superior skill and enterprise, combined with exceptional mineral advantages, we can undersell other countries in the produce of our manufactories and mines, while they can supply us with corn at a cheaper rate than we can grow it at home. Our present relation with foreign countries is becoming like that of a crowded capital, which draws its fresh supplies of vegetables, milk, and meat from the marketgardens, meadows, and rich grazings in its vicinity, but looks to more distant lands for the corn and other commodities which bear long transport from cheaper and more distant farms. Nearly...
Title:The Landed Interest and the Supply of FoodFormat:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217594204

ISBN - 13:9780217594202