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


SKU: 9781437116250
Author: Colquhoun, Patrick
Publication Date: 10/01/2008
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Binding: Paperback
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 provides a comprehensive overview of the resources available in a nation for productive labor, with a particular focus on how these resources can be used to alleviate poverty and indigence. Colquhoun discusses the various factors that contribute to poverty, including the lack of access to education, healthcare, and employment opportunities. He argues that the key to addressing these issues is to increase the productivity of the nation’s labor force, which can be achieved through the development of infrastructure, the promotion of trade and commerce, and the implementation of policies that encourage innovation and entrepreneurship.The book also explores the role of government in addressing poverty, arguing that it is the responsibility of the state to provide a safety net for those who are unable to support themselves. Colquhoun proposes a number of policy recommendations for achieving this goal, including the establishment of public works programs, the provision of education and training opportunities, and the implementation of progressive taxation policies.Overall, A Treatise On Indigence provides a thought-provoking analysis of the causes and consequences of poverty, and offers a compelling argument for the importance of investing in the nation’s resources for productive labor in order to address this pressing social issue.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.