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Economic Prosperity in the British Empire

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This book is a member of the special collection Special Collection: The Works of Stephen Leacock (1869-1944)

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Title:Economic Prosperity in the British Empire
Leacock, Stephen Butler   
(17 of 61 for author by title)
Elements of Political Science
The Dry Pickwick and Other Incongruities
Published:   1930
Publisher:Butler & Tanner Ltd.
Tags:Canadiana, economics, non-fiction

This book is sent you by the Board of Trade of the town of Orillia, Ontario, Canada in the hope that it may help to draw attention to the opportunities for investment of British capital in the industries of Canada.

In "Economic Prosperity in the British Empire" Professor Stephen Leacock discusses the historical causes of its original fiscal disintegration, when Canada and Australia, though politically independent were in fact economically independent through the necessity of raising their own state revenue and the operation of the Free Trade School in England under Peel and Russell. From this he proceeds to discuss the general development of natural economic units and the causes which have delayed the development of the Empire as a single unit—a detailed study which deserves to be carefully read by all who are concerned to understand the present controversy over Empire Free Trade and what it portends for Britain and the World. [Suggest a different description.]

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Author Bio for Leacock, Stephen Butler

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Stephen Butler Leacock (December 30, 1869 - March 28, 1944) was a Canadian political scientist, and writer and humourist. He was extremely popular around the world, indeed, between 1915 and 1925 he was the most popular and widely read humourist in the English-speaking world.

Perhaps his most famous books were Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town and Arcadian Adventures with the Idle Rich, two of his thirty-five books of humour. He wrote twenty-eight books of non-fiction, his first was the famous Elements of Political Science.

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