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  • On the use of the doctrine of laissez faire, in investigating the economic resources of Ireland 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    The natural resources of Ireland have furnished a favourite topic to Irish writers for the indulgence of national vanity; and the language of exaggeration has been too often applied in describing their extent and value. ...
  • A notice of the theory "that there is no hope for a nation which lives on potatoes" 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    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 ...
  • An economic consideration of the Irish judgment - acts 

    Vereker, John P. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    It has frequently been asked, Why have the landlords of Ireland so deeply encumbered their estates? and why do they not now, by a sale of a portion of their property, release the remainder from their creditors? The last ...
  • Some observations on the Tenant Right of Ulster 

    Dobbs, Conway E. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In calling the attention of this society to a subject so much discussed, as the Tenant Right of Ulster, I wish to do so, principally with reference to that argument that is so commonly put forward, namely, that the ...
  • On schools of design in Ireland 

    Mac Adam, James (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    The government having decided on establishing Schools of Ornamental Design in Ireland, and parliament having accordingly voted the sum of #1500 for the organization of such schools in Belfast, Dublin, and Cork, I conceive ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part three 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In my first paper on the state of agriculture in Ireland I ascribed that state to two sets of causes ? first, the legal impediments to the free transfer and sale of land; and, secondly, the legal impediments to the ...
  • On the connexion between intemperance and crime 

    Haughton, James (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    I have for some time past felt desirous to bring before the society some statistics relative to Crime and Intemperance. On sitting down to this task, greater difficulties than I had anticipated presented themselves, ...
  • The dependence of national wealth on the social and sanatory state of the labouring classes 

    Hogan, William (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In the year 1841, public attention was called to the duration of infantile life in the North Dublin Union Workhouse; about the same period Mr. Willis was elected a guardian, and he entered on his duties impressed with ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part five 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In the former papers of this series I have directed your attention to the general legal impediments to the application of capital to agriculture in Ireland. In this paper I purpose to bring under your notice the special ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part six 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In this paper I propose, in the first place, to direct your attention to the special impediments to the application of capital to mining operations in Ireland, which arise from the state of the law with regard to mines. ...
  • On the connexion between statistics and political economy 

    Lawson, James A. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    As our Society professes to be formed in order to promote the study of "Statistical and Economical Science," I think it may not be inappropriate to make a few observations, by way of introduction, on the connexion between ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part one 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    As the state of agriculture forms such an important element in our social condition, I propose to occupy the time of this society, on this and some other evenings during the session, with a statement of the results of ...
  • Compulsory use of native manufactures 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    The theory that a nation may gain by the compulsory use of native manufactures is directly opposed to the teachings of Adam Smith, and to those of the most distinguished economists throughout Europe. There are, however, ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part two 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In this paper I propose to notice the second, third, and fourth elements of the cost of the transfer, viz: the expense of searches for incumbrances, the stamps on conveyances and searches, and the length of conveyances. ...
  • On the condition of the Irish labourer 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    I propose in this paper to submit to the consideration of the society, the results of some applications of economic principles to an investigation of the causes on which the condition of the Irish labourer depends. The ...
  • On commercial panics 

    Lawson, James A. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    Amongst the many subjects of inquiry which present themselves in the wide field of Statistics, there is none, I think, more calculated to excite our interest, than the one which I am about to bring under the consideration ...
  • On the changes in the locality and processes of textile manufacture consequent on the application of steam to their production 

    Taylor, W. Cooke (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    Circumstances, with the details of which it is not necessary to trouble this society, have led me to pay much attention to the factory system in connexion with the production of textile fabrics, and particularly of ...
  • On the English and Irish analyses of wages and profits 

    Vance, Robert (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    By the Irish analysis of wages and profits, I mean that written by one of the Vice-Presidents of this society, in his lectures upon the distribution of wealth. I call it the Irish analysis, because it is written by an ...
  • On the effects of the usury laws on the funding system 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    The system of funding, by which the greater part of the enormous national debt of England has been created, is that of granting perpetual annuities of #5, #4, or #3, redeemable on the payment of #100. These annuities ...
  • On the economic causes of the present state of agriculture in Ireland: part four 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1849)
    In my last paper on the Economic Causes of the State of Agriculture in Ireland, I noticed three of the six legal impediments to the application of capital, by tenants, to agricultural operations, namely the old feudal ...