An Essay on Western Civilisation in Its Economic Aspects Volume 1

An Essay on Western Civilisation in Its Economic Aspects Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 edition. Excerpt: ...grounds of which it is not quite easy to understand; but the rest of the State property was leased for periods of years. The regulations which were made to bind the outgoing tenant as to cultivation, in the interest of his successors, are very instructive. Ten years appears to have been a usual term for the tenure of an estate2, though land was also let for shorter periods. Besides these undertakings3 in connection with public property and public administration, there were other fields for the operations of private capitalists. The. most honourable 1 Alcibiades availed himself of the auction of the public revenues to--extort a talent for a humble friend, by authorising him to bid a talent more than the previous farmers, who paid the difference to save their gains. Plut. Ale. v.-d. Boeckh, II. 12, 16. 3 The principle of joint stock association seems, to have been well understood among the Greeks; there was not the same scope for applying it on a large scale, as was afterwards offered at Rome; it is chiefly mentioned in connection with shipowning, and commercial undertakings. Brant, Les societh commerciales & Athtnes in Revue de Vinstruction publique en Belgique (Gand, 1882), XXV. 113. There were also mining companies, companies for farming the revenue, and banking companies. M. de Kutorga, Essai historique sur Us trafezites on banquiers (fAthtnes, read before the Acad. des Sci. Mor. et Pol. 24 Sept. 1859, p. 17. employment was that of the spirited agriculturist, who bought land and worked and improved it, till the estate was in good cultivation and could be sold at a profit1. Other men might engage in merchandise, by personally travelling into foreign parts, or they could obtain a share in the profits of commercial ventures by lending money on...show more

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