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Classical Liberalism and the Industrial Working Class : The Economic Thought of Thomas Hodgskin, Hardback Book

Classical Liberalism and the Industrial Working Class : The Economic Thought of Thomas Hodgskin Hardback

Part of the Routledge Studies in the History of Economics series

Description

Thomas Hodgskin (1787-1869) is today a largely unknown figure, sometimes considered to be a forerunner of Karl Marx.

Yet a closer look at Hodgskin's works reveals that he was actually a committed advocate of laissez-faire economics and enthusiastic about labor-saving machinery and the Industrial Revolution, with a genuine interest in the well-being of the working classes.

This book places him in the tradition of classical liberalism, where he belongs-as a disciple of Adam Smith, but even less tolerant of government power than Smith was. Classical Liberalism and the Industrial Working Class: The Economic Thought of Thomas Hodgskin will be of interest to advanced students and scholars in the history of economic thought, economic history and the history of political thought.

Information

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 150 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Historiography
  • ISBN: 9780367193621

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