PRINCIPLES OF POLITICAL ECONOMY; Or, the Laws of the Formation of National Wealth, Developed by Means of the Christian Law of Government. Being the Substance of a Case Delivered to the Hand-Loom Weavers' Commission. With an Introduction by Horace Greeley; Treating of the Present State of the Science of Political Economy, and the Adaptation of Its Principles to the Condition of Our Own Country.

New York: Greeley & McElrath, Tribune Buildings..... 1843. First American edition. Disbound pamphlet. 8vo. 22 cm. [2 (title)], xx, [21]-83, [1 (publisher's ad)] pp., double column, with page numbers [v-viii] omitted (i.e. text complete). Frontispiece: "A Diagram showing the operation of the division of labor, or the principle of the formation of capital." Kress C.5999. AMERICAN IMPRINTS 43-254.
"A good deal of [leader of the Fouruerites, Albert] Brisbane's initial success and the vogue of the [Fourierist] movement was due to the support given by Horace Greeley, editor of the powerful Whig organ, the New York Tribune. But to Greeley, Fourierism had to be fitted into Clay's American System. The protective tariff is the first great instrument of social reform. It is "labour's political economy." As he put it in his introduction to the American edition of William Atkins[on]'s popular protectionist Principles of Political Economy ... the protective tariff is not a selfish policy like laissez faire, but the principle of "universal love" of Christianity raising mankind to its highest possibilities of development."-- Dorfman, Economic Mind in American Civilization, II:669. Item #64262

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