The Character and Logical Method of Political Economy
W. McGee, 1869 - 184 頁
The work on the “Character and Logical Method of Political Economy” may be recommended to students as a safe guide to help them through the mazy labyrinths which the earlier stages of the study present. The purpose of the work is to ascertain the true relation of Political Economy to the Physical Sciences on the one hand, and to the Moral Sciences on the other, both as regards method and compass. The supporters and opponents of Political Economy have each done it injustice by misapprehending its aims and limits. The study, as Professor Cairnes points out and explains with inimitable clearness, does not consist in an investigation into the causes of physical facts or the evolution of psychological processes. Political Economy begins at the point at which physical science and psychological science each end.
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The fact , then , which the theory of rent is adduced to explain is the existence in
certain branches of industry of a permanent surplus value in the product , beyond
what is sufficient to replace the capital employed in production , together with ...
Now it is this surplus value , whether derived from agricultural or from
manufacturing operations , whether retained by the producer or handed over to
the owner of the productive instrument , which constitutes “ rent ” in the economic
sense of ...
... that the proceeds of the crop were always sufficient to leave a surplus after
replacing capital with the ordinary profit . ... will depend upon the price at which
the latter is sold , whether the proceeds of its sale shall | leave a surplus value or
There will , therefore , be on all that portion a surplus value over and above what
is sufficient to replace the capital of the farmer with the usual profit ; and this
surplus value is the precise phenomenon of rent which it is the object of the
theory to ...
raised at less than the greatest cost , there must be a “ surplus value . ” Now if we
look to the motives which actuate men in the pursuit of wealth , we shall see that
this “ surplus value ” must remain with the proprietor of the soil . The farmers ...