Some considerations on the proposed alteration in the gold coinage of the United Kingdom
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:Bastable, Charles F. 'Some considerations on the proposed alteration in the gold coinage of the United Kingdom'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. VIII, Part LXII, 1883/1884, pp551-556
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Financial questions are happily as a rule examined without reference to party feelings: it is not thought requisite to be Conservative or Liberal in such matters. The only recognised distinction is that between the expedient and the inexpedient. This comparative immunity from party prejudices is, however, in one respect disadvantageous, as it hinders financial questions from being subjected to vigorous, even if one-sided criticism, and any measures proposed by the government of the day are, unless very much opposed to popular sentiment, almost sure to be passed after a perfunctory discussion. It is consequently most desirable that all such proposals should be closely examined; and I therefore wish to call the attention of this Society to the economic points involved in the proposed currency changes, and to consider them from a strictly scientific standpoint.
Description:Read before the Society, 24 June 1884
Author: Bastable, C. F.
Publisher:Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
Vol. VIII, Part LXII, 1883/1884
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