National Evils and Practical Remedies: With a Plan for a Model Town

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Cambridge University Press, 08.12.2011 - 554 Seiten
James Silk Buckingham (1786-1855) was a Cornish-born traveller and writer. As a member of Parliament in the 1830s he campaigned for reforms in the army and navy as well as for the temperance movement. He travelled widely to the Middle East, Israel and America, wrote travel books and also founded a number of journals. One of these was The Athenaeum, a weekly London periodical covering a wide range of topics from literature to popular science. In this work, published in 1849, Buckingham names seven evils threatening contemporary society (ranging from ignorance from intemperance to war and competition), proposes a number of economic reforms that primarily target the existing taxation system, and pleads for a new Reform Bill. Buckingham develops in great detail his vision of a model town and the community inhabiting it, and offers his thoughts on how a such city should be planned.
 

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PREFACE
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TRUE PRINCIPLES OF TAXATIONFINANCIAL
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Remarkable Examples of Projects and Opinions received with incredulity
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CHAPTER I
33
Existing Evils oi SocietyCauses to which they may be tracedand Reme
39
CHAPTER I
40
CHAPTER III
57
CHAPTER VI
70
Estimated Cost of such a Model Town and its Corresponding Estate for
182
Plan of the Model Town as represented in the accompanying Engraving
183
CHAPTER VII
197
Estimate of the population numbers and occupations of each class
209
CHAPTER IX
223
CHAPTER X
234
Authorities ancient and modern in favour of the principle of Associated
257
Additional considerations and suggestions in illustration of the subjects dis
307

The Sixth great Evil which impedes the progress of happiness in
76
Page 27 line 18 for those read the
84
CHAPTER VIII
85
CHAPTER I
107
Would it be possible to remodel Society by Systematic Association on
120
What other Organization of Society will avoid these Evils Symptoms
140
CHAPTER V
154
What remains to be done to obtain the means of trying the F xperiment
318
Remedy for this state of things to be found only in an entire Revision of
335
On the most Practicable Mode of making an Equitable Liquidation of
382
Emigration and Colonizati0nNecessity and Advantage of bothElements
404
Objections to the too rapid filling up of our Colonies and accelerating their
422
Convulsed State of the Continent of EuropeMore moderate agitations
432
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