Principles of Political Economy


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The Principles of Political Economy, first published in 1848, was one of the most important texts on the subject of economy at that time. It is broken up into five books; Production, Distribution, Exchange, Influence of the Progress of Society on Production and Influence of Government. This version is an abridged text book edited by J. Laurence Laughlin, and was used at the college level. (Summary by Ann Boulais) (25 hr 36 min)

Chapters

Preface 6:03 Read by Aaron Rivera
Introductory, A Sketch of the History of Political Economy, part 1 27:14 Read by Aaron Rivera
Introductory, A Sketch of the History of Political Economy, part 2 26:43 Read by Aaron Rivera
Preliminary Remarks 10:07 Read by Nathan Rosquist
Book I, Chapter I: Of the Requisites of Production 14:01 Read by Nathan Rosquist
Book I, Chapter II: Of Unproductive Labor 11:43 Read by realisticspeakers
Book I, Chapter III: Of Capital 24:30 Read by Jim Nyenhuis
Book I, Chapter IV: Fundamental Propositions Respecting Capital, part 1 19:25 Read by THBosc
Book I, Chapter IV: Fundamental Propositions Respecting Capital, part 2 30:19 Read by THBosc
Book I, Chapter V: On Circulating and Fixed Capital 12:52 Read by Sean Lally
Book I, Chapter VI: Of Causes Affecting the Efficiency of Production 30:21 Read by Sean Lally
Book I, Chapter VII: Of the Law of the Increase of Labor 15:24 Read by Sean Lally
Book I, Chapter VIII: Of the Law of the Increase of Capital 22:32 Read by Sean Lally
Book I, Chapter IX: Of the Law of the Increase of Production From Land 45:24 Read by Farnood
Book I, Chapter X: Consequences of the Foregoing Laws 25:12 Read by adrien
Book II, Chapter I: Of Property 46:46 Read by THBosc
Book II, Chapter II: Of Wages 41:00 Read by mdecker142
Book II, Chapter III: Of Remedies for Low Wages 26:29 Read by Garrett Goodison
Book II, Chapter IV: Of the Differences of Wages in Different Employments 31:31 Read by Shasta
Book II, Chapter V: Of Profits 42:54 Read by Aaron Carlow
Book II, Chapter VI: Of Rents 36:18 Read by Josh Leach
Book III, Chapter I: Of Value 38:31 Read by THBosc
Book III, Chapter II: Ultimate Analysis of Cost of Production 35:11 Read by TriciaG
Book III, Chapter III: Of Rent, in its Relation Value 31:38 Read by Shasta
Book III, Chapter IV: Of Money 20:44 Read by Availle
Book III, Chapter V: Of the Value of Money, as Dependent on Demand and Supply 18:28 Read by Availle
Book III, Chapter VI: Of the Value of Money, as Dependent on Cost of Production 28:32 Read by Availle
Book III, Chapter VII: Of a Double Standard and Subsidiary Coins 38:49 Read by realisticspeakers
Book III, Chapter VIII: Of Credit, as a Substitute for Money 25:49 Read by Anna Simon
Book III, Chapter IX: Influence of Credit on Prices 19:37 Read by DrPGould
Book III, Chapter X: Of an Inconvertible Paper Currency, part 1 25:56 Read by realisticspeakers
Book III, Chapter X: Of an Inconvertible Paper Currency, part 2 31:31 Read by realisticspeakers
Book III, Chapter XI: Of Excess of Supply 19:39 Read by Shasta
Book III, Chapter XII: Of Some Peculiar Cases of Value 13:55 Read by Shasta
Book III, Chapter XIII: Of International Trade 35:10 Read by Availle
Book III, Chapter XIV: Of International Values 32:36 Read by Availle
Book III, Chapter XV: Of Money Considered as an Imported Commodity 10:12 Read by mdecker142
Book III, Chapter XVI: Of the Foreign Exchanges 21:28 Read by realisticspeakers
Book III, Chapter XVII: Of the Distribution of Precious Metals Through the Comm… 35:32 Read by realisticspeakers
Book III, Chapter XVIII: Influence of the Currency on the Exchanges and on Fore… 20:40 Read by DrPGould
Book III, Chapter XIX: Of the Rate of Interest 21:46 Read by DrPGould
Book III, Chapter XX: Of the Competition of Different Countries in the Same Mar… 40:51 Read by realisticspeakers
Book III, Chapter XXI: Of Distribution, as Affected by Exchange 15:19 Read by DrPGould
Book IV, Chapter I: Influence of the Progress of Industry and Population on Val… 41:32 Read by Josip B.
Book IV, Chapter II: Influence of the Progress of Industry and Population on Re… 19:13 Read by TriciaG
Book IV, Chapter III: Of the Tendency of Profits to a Minimum 33:52 Read by KHand
Book IV, Chapter IV: Consequences of the Tendency of Profits to a Minimum, and … 16:21 Read by Sonia
Book IV, Chapter V: On the Possible Futurity of the Laboring-Classes 46:46 Read by realisticspeakers
Book V, Chapter I: On the General Principles of Taxation 30:56 Read by Anna Simon
Book V, Chapter II: Of Direct Taxes 37:37 Read by Shasta
Book V, Chapter III: Of Taxes on Commodities, or Indirect Taxes, part 1 24:15 Read by Josh Leach
Book V, Chapter III: Of Taxes on Commodities, or Indirect Taxes, part 2 34:14 Read by Josh Leach
Book V, Chapter IV: Comparison Between Direct and Indirect Taxes 34:37 Read by DrPGould
Book V, Chapter V: Of a National Debt 22:46 Read by Shasta
Book V, Chapter VI: Of the Interference of Government Grounded on Erroneous The… 27:32 Read by realisticspeakers
Book V, Chapter VI: Of the Interference of Government Grounded on Erroneous The… 38:11 Read by realisticspeakers