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  • On the general principles of taxation, as illustrating the advantages of a perfect income tax 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    Gentlemen?The duties of a government, as enumerated by Adam Smith, are four in number:? 1st?To guard against foreign aggression. 2nd?To secure against internal fraud or violence. 3rd?To maintain public institutions which ...
  • Report of the address at the opening of the fifth session of the Dublin Statistical Society 

    Kane, Robert, Sir (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    Honoured by the request of the council of this society that I should, as acting vice-president, open the business of this its fifth session with such observations as might serve to supplement the annual report which has ...
  • On the effect of the usury laws on the trade of lending money to the poor in Ireland 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    In the course of some investigations into the condition of the poorer classes in Ireland, my attention has been directed to the state of the trade of lending money amongst them. I find that whilst the large farmers ...
  • On the utility of making the ordnance survey the basis of a general register of deeds and judgments in Ireland 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    In treating of the subject of this paper, I propose to direct your attention to the consideration of the following questions :? 1st, On what principle of classification should a general register of acts and deeds ...
  • On the cost of obtaining patents of invention in different countries 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    In this paper I propose to direct your attention to some statistical information respecting the cost of obtaining patents or brevets of invention in different countries, which I have arranged in the following tabular form.
  • Address on the conclusion of the third session of the Dublin Statistical Society 

    Larcom, Thomas A. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    It is usual and desirable that at the close of each session of our Society, when we pause for a time in the prosecution of our labours, we should look generally at the position we have attained, and, suspending for the ...
  • Statistics of crime 

    Haughton, James (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    On the present occasion I purpose to lay before you some statistics of crime, principally derived from the "Returns of the Dublin Metropolitan Police", which appear to have been carefully compiled. To these I shall add ...
  • Thoughts on reading the Hon. John P. Vereker's paper on absenteeism 

    Shackleton, Ebenezer (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    Even if we grant that Absenteeism is an evil, in an economical sense, what then? How would you cure it, without interfering with personal freedom? Who do you call an absentee? Is it the man who derives rent from one ...
  • Observations upon the economic effects of absenteeism on Ireland 

    Maley, A. J. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    There are few questions generated by the peculiar condition of Ireland more interesting to its people, than that upon which I am about to offer a few observations; for if the opinion which I, in common with many others, ...
  • Some statistics respecting the sales of incumbered estates in Ireland 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    In this paper I propose to direct your attention to some statistical information which I have collected respecting the sales of estates in Ireland by the Incumbered Estates Court. The questions which I proposed to myself ...
  • Remarks on the adjustment of the poor rate taxation in Ireland 

    Stoney, Sadlier (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    While it is the fashion of all classes of individuals at the present day, and for the last few years, as far back as I can call to memory, to rail at the taxation imposed on them by the government of our country, to ...
  • The transfer of land considered in relation to the rights of judgment creditors 

    Osborne, Robert W. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    Whilst the laws affecting property in these countries have wisely given to every one an unrestricted power of disposal over the property of his own creation, they have, at the same time, indirectly interfered with that ...
  • On the causes of the distress at Skull and Skibbereen, during the famine in Ireland 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    In this paper I propose to direct your attention to some statistical information which throws considerable light on the real causes of distress in Ireland. The information relates to a tract of land situate in the ...
  • On death punishments 

    Haughton, James (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    The many public executions which have taken place in these kingdoms, within a short and recent period of time, have forcibly drawn renewed public attention to the subject of capital punishment. To make such principles ...
  • Absenteeism economically considered 

    Vereker, John P. (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    Gentlemen,?In addressing you this evening, I am anxious to confine myself as much as possible to absenteeism considered as a mere question of pounds, shillings, and pence, and as it affects the transfer of wealth from ...
  • On Irish absenteeism 

    Hancock, W. Neilson (Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, 1851)
    There are few questions in political economy on which a greater diversity of opinion has prevailed, than the one which I have selected as the subject of my paper this evening. Thus, some allege "that absenteeism is not ...

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