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Democratick Editorials: Essays in Jacksonian Political Economy


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William Leggett (1801-1839) was the intellectual leader of the laissez-faire wing of Jacksonian democracy. His diverse writings applied the principle of equal rights to liberty and property. These editorials maintain a historical and contemporary relevance.

Lawrence H. White is Professor of Economics at the University of Georgia.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Lawrence H. White xi P A R T O N E

The Doctrine of Equal Rights True Functions of Government 3

The Reserved Rights of the People 7

Objects of the Evening Post 11

Reply to the Charge of Lunacy 15

The Legislation of Congress 19

Religious Intolerance 21

Direct Taxation 21

The Course of the Evening Post 24

Chief Justice Marshall 28

Prefatory Remarks 31

The Sister Doctrines 35

The True Theory of Taxation 38

Strict Construction 42

Legislative Indemnity for Losses from Mobs 43

The Despotism of the Majority 48

Morals of Legislation 52

The Morals of Politics 55 P A R T T W O

Separation of Bank and State Bank of United States 63

Small Note Circulation 71

The Monopoly Banking System 74

Uncurrent Bank Notes 83

Fancy Cities 86

Causes of Financial Distress 88

Why Is Flour So Dear? 94

Thoughts on the Causes of the Present Discontents 96

Strictures on the Late Message 101

The Value of Money 105

The Way to Cheapen Flour 109

The Money Market and Nicholas Biddle 112

The Pressure—the Cause of it—and the Remedy 115

Connexion of State with Banking 119

The Crisis 126

The Bankrupt Banks 132

What We Must Do, and What We Must Not 135

“The Foresight of Individual Enterprise” 137

The Safety Fund Bubble 138

Separation of Bank and State 142

The Remedy for Broken Banks 147

“Blest Paper Credit” 149

Questions and Answers 151

The True and Natural System 153

The Bugbear of the Bank Democrats 158

Bank and State 163

Theory and Practice 165

Separation of Bank and State 170

“Specie Basis” 174

The Natural System 176

The Credit System and the Aristocracy 180

The Divorce of Politicks and Banking 185 P A R T T H R E E

Abolition Insolence Riot at the Chatham-Street Chapel 191

Governor McDuffie’s Message 193

The Abolitionists 197

Reward for Arthur Tappan 199

The Anti-Slavery Society 201

Abolitionists 204

Slavery No Evil 208

Progress of Fanaticism 212

An Argument Against Abolition Refuted 219

Commencement of the Administration of Martin Van Buren 221

The Question of Slavery Narrowed to a Point 224

“Abolition Insolence” 228 P A R T F O U R

The Division of Political Classes Despotism of Andrew Jackson 233

The Division of Parties 242

Rich and Poor 246

The Street of the Palaces 250

American Nobility 252

The Inequality of Human Condition 254

A Bad Beginning 258

The Whig Embassy to Washington, and Its Result 260

Right Views Among the Right Sort of People 265

Newspaper Nominations 268

Foreign “Paupers” 271 P A R T F I V E

The Principles of Free Trade Monopolies: I 277

“A Little Free-Trade Crazy” 284

Asylum for Insane Paupers 289

Monopolies: II 293

Revolutionary Pensioners 296

Joint-Stock Partnership Law 299

The Ferry Monopoly 301

Free Trade Post Office 304

Stock Gambling 308

Weighmaster General 312

State Prison Monopoly 315

Corporation Property 318

Regulation of Coal 322

Free Ferries and an Agrarian Law 324

Thanksgiving Day 327

Municipal Docks 332

Associated Effort 334

The Coal Question 336

The Corporation Question 338

Free Trade Weights and Measures 345

Associated Effort 347

Sale of Publick Lands 350

Manacles Instead of Gyves 352

The Meaning of Free Trade 355

Gambling Laws 360

Free Trade Post Office 362

Free Trade, Taxes, and Subsidies 367

Meek and Gentle with These Butchers 370

The Cause of High Prices, and the Rights of Combination 372

Omnipotence of the Legislature 384 P A R T S I X

Literary Property Rights of Authors 391

The Rights of Authors 396

Right of Property in the Fruits of Intellectual Labour 403 Index 407

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Leggett, William
Liberty Fund
Foreword by:
White, Lawrence H.
White, Lawrence H.
White, Lawrence H.
Indianapolis, Ind. :
United states
United States Politics and government 1815-1861.
United States - General
Development - Economic Development
US History-General
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