Principles of Political Economy with some of their Applications to Social Philosophy

John Stuart Mill
Mill, John Stuart
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William J. Ashley, ed.
First Pub. Date
London; Longmans, Green and Co.
Pub. Date
7th edition.
Table of Contents
Introduction, by W. J. Ashley
Preliminary Remarks
Book I Production
I.I Of the Requisites of Production
I.II Of Labour as an Agent of Production
I.III Of Unproductive Labour
I.IV Of Capital
I.V Fundamental Propositions respecting Capital
I.VI Of Circulating and Fixed Capital
I.VII On what depends the degree of Productiveness of Productive Agents
I.VIII Of Co-operation, or the Combination of Labor
I.IX Of Production on a Large, and Production on a Small Scale
I.X Of the Law of the Increase of Labor
I.XI Of the Law of the Increase of Capital
I.XII Of the Law of the Increase of Production from Land
I.XIII Consequences of the Foregoing Laws
Book II Distribution
II.I Of Property
II.II The same subject continued
II.III Of the Classes among whom the Produce is distributed
II.IV Of Competition and Custom
II.V Of Slavery
II.VI Of Peasant Proprietors
II.VII Continuation of the same subject
II.VIII Of Metayers
II.IX Of Cottiers
II.X Means of abolishing Cottier Tenancy
II.XI Of Wages
II.XII Of Popular Remedies for Low Wages
II.XIII The Remedies for Low Wages further considered
II.XIV Of the Differences of Wages in different Employments
II.XV Of Profits
II.XVI Of Rent
Book III Exchange
III.I Of Value
III.II Of Demand and Supply, in their relation to Value
III.III Of Cost of Production, in its relation to Value
III.IV Ultimate Analysis of Cost of Production
III.V Of Rent, in its relation to Value
III.VI Summary of the Theory of Value
III.VII Of Money
III.VIII Of the Value of Money, as dependent on Demand and Supply
III.IX Of the Value of Money, as dependent on Cost of Production
III.X Of a Double Standard, and Subsidiary Coins
III.XI Of Credit, as a Substitute for Money
III.XII Influence of Credit on Prices
III.XIII Of an Inconvertible Paper Currency
III.XIV Of Excess of Supply
III.XV Of a Measure of Value
III.XVI Of some Peculiar Cases of Value
III.XVII Of International Trade
III.XVIII Of International Values
III.XIX Of Money, considered as an Imported Commodity
III.XX Of the Foreign Exchanges
III.XXI Of the Distribution of the Precious Metals through the Commercial World
III.XXII Influence of the Currency on the Exchanges and on Foreign Trade
III.XXIII Of the Rate of Interest
III.XXIV Of the Regulation of a Convertible Paper Currency
III.XXV Of the Competition of Different Countries in the same Market
III.XXVI Of Distribution, as affected by Exchange
Book IV Influence of the Progress of Society on Production and Distribution
IV.I General Characteristics of a Progressive State of Wealth
IV.II Influence of the Progress of Industry and Population on Values and Prices
IV.III Influence of the Progress of Industry and Population on Rents, Profits, and Wages
IV.IV Of the Tendency of Profits to a Minimum
IV.V Consequences of the Tendency of Profits to a Minimum
IV.VI Of the Stationary State
IV.VII On the Probable Futurity of the Labouring Classes
Book V On the Influence of Government
V.I Of the Functions of Government in General
V.II On the General Principles of Taxation
V.III Of Direct Taxes
V.IV Of Taxes on Commodities
V.V Of some other Taxes
V.VI Comparison between Direct and Indirect Taxation
V.VII Of a National Debt
V.VIII Of the Ordinary Functions of Government, considered as to their Economical Effects
V.IX The same subject continued
V.X Of Interferences of Government grounded on Erroneous Theories
V.XI Of the Grounds and Limits of the Laisser-faire or Non-Interference Principle
Bibliographical Appendix
Footnotes (Book I)
Footnotes (Book II)
Footnotes (Books III-V)
About the Book and Author
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