Defense versus Opulence?An Appraisal ofthe Malthus-Ricardo 1815Controversy on the Corn Laws

Rodolfo Signorino, Rodolfo Signorino, Neri Salvadori

Risultato della ricerca: Article

12 Citazioni (Scopus)

Abstract

This article proposes a rational reconstruction of the arguments of Malthusand Ricardo in their 1815 essays, Grounds of an Opinion and AnEssay on Profits, whereby a policy of free corn trade was repudiated andendorsed, respectively. Malthus envisaged defense and (trade-induced)opulence as two mutually alternative options and, if required to make achoice, he had no hesitation in choosing the former. By contrast, Ricardoexcluded any such trade-off, arguing that even in the case of war or poordomestic harvest, foreign agricultural countries would be seriously damagedif they opted for restrictions on their corn exports to Great Britain.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)151-184
Numero di pagine34
RivistaHistory of Political Economy
Volume47
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2015

Fingerprint

Corn
Opulence
Malthus
Harvest
Hesitation
Rational Reconstruction
Profit
Trade-offs

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • History
  • Economics and Econometrics

Cita questo

Defense versus Opulence?An Appraisal ofthe Malthus-Ricardo 1815Controversy on the Corn Laws. / Signorino, Rodolfo; Signorino, Rodolfo; Salvadori, Neri.

In: History of Political Economy, Vol. 47, 2015, pag. 151-184.

Risultato della ricerca: Article

@article{7bd41e5420b14780bd6cd54e0eca8114,
title = "Defense versus Opulence?An Appraisal ofthe Malthus-Ricardo 1815Controversy on the Corn Laws",
abstract = "This article proposes a rational reconstruction of the arguments of Malthusand Ricardo in their 1815 essays, Grounds of an Opinion and AnEssay on Profits, whereby a policy of free corn trade was repudiated andendorsed, respectively. Malthus envisaged defense and (trade-induced)opulence as two mutually alternative options and, if required to make achoice, he had no hesitation in choosing the former. By contrast, Ricardoexcluded any such trade-off, arguing that even in the case of war or poordomestic harvest, foreign agricultural countries would be seriously damagedif they opted for restrictions on their corn exports to Great Britain.",
author = "Rodolfo Signorino and Rodolfo Signorino and Neri Salvadori",
year = "2015",
language = "English",
volume = "47",
pages = "151--184",
journal = "History of Political Economy",
issn = "0018-2702",
publisher = "Duke University Press",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Defense versus Opulence?An Appraisal ofthe Malthus-Ricardo 1815Controversy on the Corn Laws

AU - Signorino, Rodolfo

AU - Signorino, Rodolfo

AU - Salvadori, Neri

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - This article proposes a rational reconstruction of the arguments of Malthusand Ricardo in their 1815 essays, Grounds of an Opinion and AnEssay on Profits, whereby a policy of free corn trade was repudiated andendorsed, respectively. Malthus envisaged defense and (trade-induced)opulence as two mutually alternative options and, if required to make achoice, he had no hesitation in choosing the former. By contrast, Ricardoexcluded any such trade-off, arguing that even in the case of war or poordomestic harvest, foreign agricultural countries would be seriously damagedif they opted for restrictions on their corn exports to Great Britain.

AB - This article proposes a rational reconstruction of the arguments of Malthusand Ricardo in their 1815 essays, Grounds of an Opinion and AnEssay on Profits, whereby a policy of free corn trade was repudiated andendorsed, respectively. Malthus envisaged defense and (trade-induced)opulence as two mutually alternative options and, if required to make achoice, he had no hesitation in choosing the former. By contrast, Ricardoexcluded any such trade-off, arguing that even in the case of war or poordomestic harvest, foreign agricultural countries would be seriously damagedif they opted for restrictions on their corn exports to Great Britain.

UR - http://hdl.handle.net/10447/102683

M3 - Article

VL - 47

SP - 151

EP - 184

JO - History of Political Economy

JF - History of Political Economy

SN - 0018-2702

ER -