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A Charter VII. On the probable Futurity of the Labouring

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CHAPTER II. Of the General Principles of Taxation.

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and unauthoritative, - - - - - - . 558

2. Objections to government intervention—the compulsory

character of the intervention itself, or of the levy of

funds to support it, . - - - - - - 560

3. — increase of the power and influence of government, . 562

4. — increase of the occupations and responsibilities of gov-

ernment, . • e - - - - - - . 563

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... — superior efficiency of private agency, owing to stronger

interest in the work, . - e e

. — importance of cultivating habits of collective action in

the people, . - - -

. Laisser-faire the general rule, . e e e e . — but liable to large exceptions. Cases in which the con

sumer is an incompetent judge of the commodity. Education, . - - e e e - e e Case of persons exercising power over others. Protection of children and young persons; of the lower animals. Case of women not analogous, e Case of contracts in perpetuity, . - e - - Cases of delegated management, . . e e - e Cases in which public intervention may be necessary to give effect to the wishes of the persons interested. Examples: hours of labour; disposal of colonial lands, . Case of acts done for the benefit of others than the persons

concerned. Poor Laws,. e — Colonization, . e - e - - - e — other miscellaneous examples, e - -

— Government intervention may be necessary in default of private agency, in cases where private agency would be more suitable, . . . o - e -

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