William Petty, born on the 26th of May,was the son of a clothier at Romsey in Hampshire.
He published in and a "Treatise of Taxes and Contributions, the same being frequently to the present state and affairs of Ireland," of which his view started from the general opinion that men should contribute to the public charge according to their interest in the public peace--that is, according to their riches.
But a country may be populous and yet poor as were the ancient Gauls and Scythiansso that numbers, unless they are well employed, make the body politic big but unwieldy, strong but unactive, as to any uses of good government.
The tax outlived him but two years.
King very judiciously computes his cottagers and paupers, decreasing the wealth of the nation but atfamilies, in which account he includes the poor-houses in cities, towns, and villages, besides which he reckons 30, vagrants, and all these together to make up 1, heads.
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It was not yet the practice to employ coal for the purpose of smelting; and the manufacturers of Kent and Sussex had much difficulty in procuring timber at a reasonable price. This good article might continue to exist much longer than you will.
For which reason it may be worth the consideration of such as study the prosperity and welfare of England, whether this great engine of maintaining the poor, and finding them work and employment, may not be put in motion by giving some body of undertakers a reasonable gain to put the machine upon its wheels.
Others are but potentially and imaginatively rich, who though they have power over much, make little use of it, these being rather stewards and exchangers for the other sort than owners for themselves. The building of forty-two houses for the English settlers first laid the foundations of the present town of Kenmare.
The next worker in that direction was Gregory King, Lancaster Herald, whose calculations immediately followed those of Sir William Petty.
He had read with Hobbes the writings of Vesalius, the great founder of modern practical anatomy. But the interest of those "Essays in Political Arithmetic" lies chiefly in the facts presented by so trustworthy an authority. He had read with Hobbes the writings of Vesalius, the great founder of modern practical anatomy.
The references to the deaths by Plague in London before the cleansing of the town by the great fire of are very suggestive; and in one passage there is incidental note of delay in the coming of the Plague then due, without reckoning the change made in conditions of health by the rebuilding.
In Paris he assisted Thomas Hobbes in drawing diagrams for his treatise on optics. There he supported himself by a little trade while learning French, and advancing his knowledge of Greek, Latin, Mathematics, and much else that belonged to his idea of a liberal education.
The subscription ought to be taken at the passing of the Act, but the Corporation to be left at liberty to begin either the Michaelmas or the Lady Day after, as they shall think fit.
The interest taken at home and abroad in these calculations of Political Arithmetic set other men calculating, and reasoning upon their calculations. He was in the study of political economy one of the most ingenious and practical thinkers before the days of Adam Smith.
There he supported himself by a little trade while learning French, and advancing his knowledge of Greek, Latin, Mathematics, and much else that belonged to his idea of a liberal education.
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That at London the hospitals are better and more desirable than those of Paris, for that in the best at Paris there die two out of fifteenAuthor: Sir William Petty.
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William Petty, born on the 26th of May,was. Essays on mankind and political arithmetic. by Petty, William, Sir, Publication date Topics Population. Publisher New York, The Mershon company.
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