Cairnes, John E. 'On the best means of raising the supplies for a war expenditure'. - Dublin: Transactions of the Dublin Statistical Society, Vol III Session 7, 1853/1854, pp.1-25
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. III Session 7 1853/1854
The question respecting the raising of the supplies for a war
expenditure, by what means they can be most efficiently obtained,
and with the least inconvenience to the community, has been of late
years allowed to fall in some degree into abeyance; owing, perhaps,
to the small probability there seemed of there being any occasion
for bringing it to a practical decision. It appears, however, that it
is not likely to enjoy this exemption from discussion much longer.
On the contrary, there seems now to be little doubt that the financial
problem of a war expenditure will soon assume a character of
formidable and pressing importance; and under these circumstances,
a brief notice of this question, and of some of the arguments and
statistics applying to it, may perhaps possess some interest for this
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