Defence of Usury

Jeremy Bentham, from the Warren J. Samuels Portrait Collection
Bentham, Jeremy
(1748-1832)
CEE
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Editor/Trans.
First Pub. Date
1787
Publisher/Edition
London: Payne and Foss
Pub. Date
1818
Comments
4th edition. First edition used spelling of 'Impolity' in subtitle.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Cover
Table of Contents
LETTER I. Introduction.
LETTER II. Reasons for Restraint.—Prevention of Usury.
LETTER III. Reasons for Restraint.—Prevention of Prodigality.
LETTER IV. Reasons for Restraint.—Protection of Indigence.
LETTER V. Reasons for Restraint.—Protection of Simplicity.
LETTER VI. Mischiefs of the anti-usurious Laws.
LETTER VII. Efficacy of anti-usurious laws.
LETTER VIII. Virtual Usury allowed.
LETTER IX. Blackstone considered.
LETTER X. Grounds of the Prejudices against Usury.
LETTER XI. Compound Interest.
LETTER XII. Maintenance and Champerty.
LETTER XIII. To Dr. Smith, on Projects in Arts, &c.
Footnotes
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