Arthur Young's Tour in Ireland (1776-1779) Volume 2

Arthur Young's Tour in Ireland (1776-1779) Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 edition. Excerpt: ...from which I found that notorious ones had been committed; this is the great misfortune of bounties, when they are not given with great judgement and care. Relative to the fisheries, the profit is so great that all acquainted with them will engage as far as their capital will admit; whatever bounties are given, therefore, should not be with a view to instigate men possessed of capital, for they do not exist, but to put capitals into the hands of those who will certainly make use of them. It appeared in the minutes of the Loch Swilly fishery that one boat and the nets sufficient cost. 20; the best bounty would be to give boats and nets to men used to the fishery, because few are able to buy or build them. To give a premium on the export of the herrings or upon the tonnage of the boats will not answer; for it supposes them actually taken, and built, that is, it supposes the very difficulty got over which want of money makes perpetual. Before the boat is in the fishery it must be built, and before the fish are exported they must be taken; those who have money to do either will go to work without any bounty, the profit alone being sufficient. In countries so very poor, the first steps in such undertakings are the most difficult; and to assist in overcoming the early difficulties is what the Legislature should aim at. Giving boats and nets to men that would certainly use them does this, and would be productive of great national good; always supposing that frauds and jobbing are guarded against; if they are permitted to creep in, as in giving spinning-wheels, the mischief would be far moreI than the benefit.. 20,000 per annum thus expended would give 1,000 boats, which would soon accumulate to a vast number; and if the effect was more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236775147
  • 9781236775146