The True Order of Studies

Paperback | February 1, 2012

byThomas Hill

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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. 1875. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. POLITICAL ECONOMY. BESIDES the government of man by man, the older pupil will see that men's affairs are also governed by laws not altogether under their control. He will find at one time the community apparently prosperous, and after a year or two will hear that business is dull. He will hear allusions made to the time when gold and silver coin were used freely, as the fractional paper currency is to-day. At the time when elections for Congress are about to take place he will hear earnest debates concerning the currency, or concerning protection and free trade. It is not well that the young man in the public school should have angry political passions aroused; or become a partisan upon either side, blinded to all consideration of truth as held by his opponents. But there are fundamental truths, established by the clear thought of Adam Smith, and Henry C. Carey (the two most solid thinkers upon these subjects), which are valuable to every citizen; and no sound decision concerning such debatable questions can, except accidentally, be reached by one who does not learn these truths. Some of these vital propositions are perfectly within the comprehension of children, and ought to be taught in the public schools, as a protection against multiform errors introduced by English writers, and popularized in tales and newspapers of the present day. The government of man by men is, of course, liable to error; mistaken legislation and arbitrary acts of military and executive power, may therefore occasionally interfere with the operation of the natural and wholesome laws of commerce. Persons living in countries in which the course of legislation, and of custom, has long been in an erroneous direction, will be likely to mistake, and misunderstand, the natu...

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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. 1875. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XVII. POLITICAL ECONOMY. BESIDES the government of man by man, the older pupil will see that men's affairs are also go...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:36 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217110908

ISBN - 13:9780217110907

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