The Economy of Capital: Or Gold and Trade

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W. Blackwood and sons, 1865 - 456 pagina's
 

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Pagina 441 - Physical Atlas,' &c. With a complete Index of easy reference to each Map, comprising nearly 150,000 Places contained in this Atlas. Imperial folio, half-bound in russia or morocco, £5, 15s.
Pagina 441 - We know no series of Maps which we can more warmly recommend. The accuracy, wherever we have attempted to put it to the test, is really astonishing.
Pagina 393 - Take care of the imports, and the exports will take care of themselves," is now recognised as the true principle of legislation as regards Trade.
Pagina 442 - ALISON. History of Europe. By Sir ARCHIBALD ALISON, Bart., DCL 1. From the Commencement of the French Revolution to the Battle of Waterloo. LIBRARY EDITION, 14 vols., with Portraits. Demy 8vo, £10, 10s.
Pagina 79 - I think joint-stock banks," he said, "are deficient in everything requisite for the conduct of banking business, except extended responsibility.
Pagina 71 - In the English provinces, the introduction of the system of joint-stock banks has proved equally successful — especially in the great seats of manufacturing industry. For example, for the first six months of...
Pagina 107 - Government measure was announced, " thousands and tens of " thousands were taken from the hoards; some from " boxes deposited with bankers, although the parties " would not leave the notes in their bankers' hands ; " large parcels of notes were returned to the Bank of " England, cut into halves, as they had been sent...
Pagina 200 - I admit it has failed, namely, to prevent by early and gradual, severe and sudden contraction, and the panic and confusion inseparable from it; but the Bill had two other objects of at least equal importance; the one to maintain and guarantee the convertibility of the paper currency into gold — the other to prevent the difficulties which arise at all times from undue speculation being aggravated by the abuse of paper credit in the form of promissory notes.
Pagina 3 - The air in the ravine was stagnant, and the scorching sun made it intensely hot during the day, while at night the temperature fell to a piercing cold, so that the sojourners in the ravine were alternately in an oven and an ice-house. Moreover, as the gold-beds lay in the channel of the river, the miners worked up to their waists in water. To this gold-field of surpassing richness hundreds of adventurers flocked in feverish haste ; but disease, like the fabled dragons and griffins of old, kept sentry...
Pagina 125 - Everything concerns them that affects the condition of countries or the solvency of Governments. The very spirit and temper of nations, rebellious or loyal, warlike or industrious, is canvassed in that busy mart. It is no exaggeration to say that the progress of mankind is mirrored in the operations of this monetary metropolis. It is a city of money-dealers — a sanctuary of Plutus ; a place where men think only of profits, and yet accomplish more good than all our philanthropists.

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