Principles of Economics

Marshall, Alfred
(1842-1924)
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First Pub. Date
1890
Publisher
London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd.
Pub. Date
1920
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8th edition
Copyright
The text of this edition is in the public domain.
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Economic conditions are constantly changing, and each generation looks at its own problems in its own way. In England, as well as on the Continent and in America, Economic studies are being more vigorously pursued now than ever before; but all this activity has only shown the more clearly that Economic science is, and must be, one of slow and continuous growth. Some of the best work of the present generation has indeed appeared at first sight to be antagonistic to that of earlier writers; but when it has had time to settle down into its proper place, and its rough edges have been worn away, it has been found to involve no real breach of continuity in the development of the science. The new doctrines have supplemented the older, have extended, developed, and sometimes corrected them, and often have given them a different tone by a new distribution of emphasis; but very seldom have subverted them.... [From the Preface to the First Edition]