plutology


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plutology

(pluːˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Economics) the study of wealth

plutology

Economics. the scientific study or theory of wealth.
See also: Money
the branch of economics that studies wealth; theoretical economics. Also called plutonomy.
See also: Economics
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He then, however, made the mistake of writing a positive review of Hearn's Plutology in 1864, which induced Cairnes to repeatedly demand that Courtney ask Stephen to justify why he had done such good service by denouncing Macleod, only then to promote Hearn.
The Anglo-Irish Context for William Edward Hearn's Economic Beliefs and Ultimate Failure of his Plutology.
The Anglo-Irish context for William Edward Hearn's economic beliefs and the ultimate failure of his Plutology.
Reference may also be made to Schaffle's Bau und Leben des socialen Korpers, and to Hearn's Plutology.
He first referred to it in a notice of Hearn's Plutology in 1864 and made subsequent references in the review of Cairnes's Essays in Political Economy, his mid-1870s lectures at Owens College, and his introductory lecture at University College, London, in 1876 (Jevons 1864; 1873c; 1905, p.
Untitled notice of Plutology by William Hearn (1864), Spectator, 5 March, p.
The last addition, probably made by La Nauze himself before his departure from Sydney in 1949, suggests that the HET syllabus at one stage was intended to include an Australian economics segment, perhaps dealing with Jevons in Australia, Hearn's Plutology and the Australian protection debate, the subject matter of La Nauze's slim book.
William Edward Hearn's Plutology was printed in Melbourne by Wilson and Mackinnon in 1863 and then bound and distributed in Melbourne in the same year through the publishing house of George Robertson and in London in 1864 through the publishing house of Macmillan and Co.
The purpose of this note is to draw upon previously unpublished correspondence relating to the publication of Plutology to demonstrate that although this book was indisputably the most important economic tract to appear in Australasia in the Victorian age, it could in no way be described as a publishing success.
To an equal extent, perhaps, is Hearn in his Plutology indebted to Rae.
Plutology was generally praised for its treatment of production, where in fact it was drawing on Rae, in a manner which well illustrates Hearn's eclecticism.
Admittedly Walsh became a minor political economist at best, and is now chiefly remembered (if at all) for Elementary Treatise on Metallic Currency (1853), but Cairnes's Slave Power (1862), Some Leading Principles (1874) and Character and Logical Method (1857, 1875), Leslie's Land Systems (1870) and Essays in Political Economy (1879, 1888) and Hearn's Plutology (1863) are patently well above the common ruck.