Hancock, W. Neilson. 'A notice of the theory "that there is no hope for a nation which lives on potatoes"'. - Dublin: Transactions of the Dublin Statistical Society, Vol. I Session 1, 1847/1848, pp7-10
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. I Session 1 1847/1848
The theory "that there is no hope for a nation which lives on
potatoes," has been put forward by Sir C. E. Trevelyan, in his
recent work, called "The Irish Crisis," as if it were an established
doctrine of political economy which no one would venture
to controvert. I do not propose to enter into an elaborate refutation of the
arguments by which Sir C. E. Trevelyan's theory is usually supported.
This has been most ably done by Dr. Longfield, in the
note on this subject in his Lectures on Political Economy. But I wish, in the first
place, to show that Sir C.E. Trevelyan's theory is not so generally
admitted as he seems to suppose, and then to point out the mistakes
in which it originated.
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