Treatise On Indigence: Exhibiting A General View Of The National Resources For Productive Labor (1806)


SKU: 9781437244069
Author: Colquhoun, Patrick
Publication Date: 10/27/2008
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Binding: Hardcover
Media: Book
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“”A Treatise On Indigence: Exhibiting A General View Of The National Resources For Productive Labor”” is a book written by Patrick Colquhoun in 1806. The book is an exploration of the causes and effects of poverty and indigence in society, as well as an analysis of the national resources available for productive labor. Colquhoun, a Scottish merchant and statistician, argues that poverty is a result of a lack of productive labor, and that the solution to poverty lies in the development of industry and trade. The book is divided into two parts. The first part examines the causes of poverty, including the effects of war, taxation, and poor economic policies. Colquhoun also discusses the role of education and moral improvement in reducing poverty. The second part of the book focuses on the national resources available for productive labor, including agriculture, mining, and manufacturing. Colquhoun argues that these resources can be harnessed to create wealth and reduce poverty.Throughout the book, Colquhoun uses statistical data and case studies to support his arguments. He also includes recommendations for government policies and economic reforms to address the issue of poverty. “”A Treatise On Indigence”” was a significant work in its time, influencing economic and social policy in Britain and beyond. Today, it remains a valuable resource for those interested in the history of poverty and economic thought.With Propositions For Ameliorating The Condition Of The Poor.This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the old original and may contain some imperfections such as library marks and notations. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world’s literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions, that are true to their original work.