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Henry Charles CAREY

Henry Charles Carey was an economist of the American School of capitalism.

Background

  • CAREY, Henry Charles was born in 1793 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America.

  • Career

    • A businessman-economist with a distinctly American view of the subject. His prolific writings concentrated on the harmony of economic interests. This involved a break with Malthus’ and Ricardo’s ideas on free trade, population, rent and wages.

      Increasingly he became a committed protectionist, arguing in The Slave Trade that protection would end slavery in the South by stimulating industry and fostering economic links with the North. His works made extensive use of historical and statistical data, the latter frequently presented in graphic terms. His long-term influence on economics has been slight despite the wide currency of his writings in his own time.

      Publisher and other business interests.

    Major achievements

    • In 1868, Carey was elected a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.

    Works

    • Essay on the Rate of Wages
    • Carey's first book anticipated many ideas more fully developed in later works such as the harmonious "law of distribution" which makes the accumulation of capital the all-important instrument of concordant economic progress.

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    • father: Mathew Carey
      Mathew Carey (1760-1839) was an influential economist, political reformer, editor and publisher, who was born in Ireland but for many years lived in Philadelphia. Matthew Carey was a member of the publishing firm of Carey & Lea, which was long the most conspicuous in America. When Henry Carey was 28 years old, he succeeded his father as a member of the publishing firm. Among Mathew Carey's many writings had been a collection (1822) of Essays on Political Economy, one of the earliest of American treatises favoring Alexander Hamilton's idea of protection and promotion of industry.
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    Died October 13, 1878
    (aged 84)
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    • 1835 - 1838
      co-founder, Franklin Fire Insurance Company
      Philadelphia

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      • book: Essay on the rate of wages With an examination of the causes of the differences in the condition of the labouring population throughout the world
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      • book: The Australian builders' price-book: Containing the price of building materials and the cost of labour only at the current rate of wages : with essays ... of estimating, with rules for measurement
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      • book: Slavers in Paradise: The Peruvian Slave Trade in Polynesia, 1862-1864
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      • book: Principles of social science [microform] Vol: 3 1877 [Hardcover]
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      • book: Principles of Social Science [Three Volume Set. 3 Vols.]
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      • book: Essay On The Rate Of Wages: With An Examination Of The Causes Of The Differences In The Condition Of The Labouring Population Throughout The World, Volume 3 (Afrikaans Edition)
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      • book: Asian Pacific American Experiences Past, Present, and Future
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      • book: Sons of Providence: The Brown Brothers, the Slave Trade, and the American Revolution
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      • book: Principles of Social Science, Vol. 1 of 3 (Classic Reprint)
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      • book: Principles of Social Science, Vol. 2 of 3 (Classic Reprint)
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