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Unto This Last - Four Essays on the First Principles of Political Economy

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Published in 1877 by George Allen and written by John Ruskin, "Unto the Last" offers a collection of four essays on the first principles of political economy.

The "last" are the eleventh hour labourers, who are paid as if they had worked the entire day. Rather than discuss the religious meaning of the parable, whereby the eleventh hour labourers would be death-bed converts, Ruskin looks at the social and economic implications, discussing issues such as who should receive a living wage. This essay is very critical of capitalist economists of the 18th and 19th centuries.

In terms of condition, this book is in good condition. Its black leather bound exterior does show obvious signs of wear - its front cover is loose from the rest of the book and its corners are bumped, its scuffed and creased.

As for the interior, all pages are free of any writing, highlighting or markings. The previous owner's name is written on the inside cover. The binding still remains tight. Its edges are gilt tinted.

Both inspirational and controversial to many, John Ruskin is seen as a precursor of social economy. A great little read.

Item details

Author(s):
Ruskin, John.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
George Allen

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Published in 1877 by George Allen and written by John Ruskin, "Unto the Last" offers a collection of four essays on the first principles of political economy.

The "last" are the eleventh hour labourers, who are paid as if they had worked the entire day. Rather than discuss the religious meaning of the parable, whereby the eleventh hour labourers would be death-bed converts, Ruskin looks at the social and economic implications, discussing issues such as who should receive a living wage. This essay is very critical of capitalist economists of the 18th and 19th centuries.

In terms of condition, this book is in good condition. Its black leather bound exterior does show obvious signs of wear - its front cover is loose from the rest of the book and its corners are bumped, its scuffed and creased.

As for the interior, all pages are free of any writing, highlighting or markings. The previous owner's name is written on the inside cover. The binding still remains tight. Its edges are gilt tinted.

Both inspirational and controversial to many, John Ruskin is seen as a precursor of social economy. A great little read.

Author(s):
Ruskin, John.
Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0
Publisher:
George Allen

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