The Principles of Political Economy, by John Stuart Mill

Table of Contents

Book 1: Production

  1. Preliminary Remarks
  2. Of the Requisites of Production
  3. Of Labour as an Agent of Production
  4. Of Unproductive Labour
  5. Of Capital
  6. Fundamental Propositions Respecting Capital
  7. On Circulating and Fixed Capital
  8. On What Depends the Degree of Productiveness of Productive Agents
  9. Of Co-operation, or the Combination of Labour
  10. Of Production on a Large, and Production on a Small Scale
  11. Of the Law of the Increase of Labour
  12. Of the Law of the Increase of Capital
  13. Of the Law of the Increase of Production from Land
  14. Consequences of the Foregoing Laws

Book 2: Distribution

  1. Of Property
  2. The Same Subject Continued
  3. Of the Classes Among Whom the Produce is Distributed
  4. Of Competition, and Custom
  5. Of Slavery
  6. Of Peasant Proprietors
  7. Continuation of the Same Subject
  8. Of Metayers
  9. Of Cottiers
  10. Means of Abolishing Cottier Tenancy
  11. Of Wages
  12. Of Popular Remedies for Low Wages
  13. The Remedies for Low Wages Further Considered
  14. Of the Differences of Wages in Different Employments
  15. Of Profits
  16. Of Rent

Book 3: Exchange

  1. Of Value
  2. Of Demand and Supply in Their Relation to Value
  3. Of Cost of Production in Its Relation to Value
  4. Ultimate Analysis of Cost of Production
  5. Of Rent, in Its Relation to Value
  6. Summary of the Theory of Value
  7. Of Money
  8. Of the Value of Money, as Dependent on Demand and Supply
  9. Of the Value of Money, as Dependent on Cost of Production
  10. Of a Double Standard, and Subsidiary Coins
  11. Of Credit, as a Substitute for Money
  12. Influence of Credit on Money
  13. Of an Inconvertible Paper Currency
  14. Of Excess of Supply
  15. Of a Measure of Value
  16. Of Some Peculiar Cases of Value
  17. Of International Trade
  18. Of International Trade
  19. Of Money, Considered as an Imported Commodity
  20. Of the Foreign Exchanges
  21. Of the Distribution of the Precious Metals Through the Commercial World
  22. Influence of the Currency on the Exchanges and on Foreign Trade
  23. Of the Rate of Interest
  24. Of the Regulation of a Convertible Paper Currency
  25. Of the Competition of Different Countries in the Same Market
  26. Of Distribution, as Affected by Exchange

Book 4: Influence of the Progress of Society on Production and Distribution

  1. General Characteristics of a Progressive State of Wealth
  2. Influence of the Progress of Industry and Population on Values and Prices
  3. Influence of the Progress of Industry and Population on Rents, Profits, and Wages
  4. Of the Tendency of Profits to a Minimum
  5. Consequences of the Tendency of Profits to a Minimum
  6. Of the Stationary State
  7. On the Probable Futurity of the Labouring Classes

Book 5: On The Influence of Government

  1. Of the Functions of Government in General
  2. On the General Principles of Taxation
  3. Of Direct Taxes
  4. Of Taxes on Commodities
  5. Of Some Other Taxes
  6. Comparison between Direct and Indirect Taxes
  7. Of a National Debt
  8. Of the Ordinary Functions of Government, considered as to their Economical Effects
  9. The Same Subject Continued
  10. Of Interferences of Government Grounded on Erroneous Theories
  11. Of the Grounds and Limits of the Laisser-faire or Non-interference Principle

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