Principles of Political Economy by John Stuart Mill
and Chapters on Socialism (Oxford World's Classics)

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This volume unites, for the first time, Books IV and V of Mill's great treatise on political economy with his fragmentary Chapters on Socialism. It shows him applying his classical economic theory to policy questions of lasting concern: the desirability of sustained growth of national wealth and population, the merits of capitalism versus socialism, and the suitable scope of government intervention in the competitive market economy. His answers to those questions have profound relevance today, and they serve to illustrate the enduring power and imagination of his distinctive liberal utilitarian philosophy. The lucid introduction and explanatory notes clarify Mill's philosophy in relation to his economic theory, and make full use of the most recent scholarship.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

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Jonathan Riley is Associate Professor, Murphy Institute, Tulane University. He is also the author of Liberal Utilitarianism: Social Choice Theory and J. S. Mill's Philosophy (OUP, 1988).
Published June 23, 1994 by Oxford University Press. 512 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Non-fiction

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