plutology


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plutology

(pluːˈtɒlədʒɪ)
n
(Economics) the study of wealth
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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." European Journal of History of Economic Thought 18 (1): 19-54.
The Anglo-Irish context for William Edward Hearn's economic beliefs and the ultimate failure of his Plutology. European Journal of the History of Economic Thought, XVIII, No.
In Hicks's final version, the Pigovian system lives on as regards its essential design and wide scope (with one important restriction mentioned below) as the science of wealth or "plutology" [20, 13] inherited from the classics: "The Economics of Welfare is The Wealth of Nations in a new guise" [18, 223].
March 5 Notice of Plutology: or the Theory of the Efforts to Satisfy Human Wants, by W.
March 5 Notice of Plutology.--or the Theory of the Efforts to Satisfy Human Wants, by W.
Reference may also be made to Schaffle's Bau und Leben des socialen Korpers, and to Hearn's Plutology.' The present form appears from the sixth (1910) edition (Guillebaud 1961 (II), p.
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.
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.
To an equal extent, perhaps, is Hearn in his Plutology indebted to Rae.
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.