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Report on the Subject of Manufacturers

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It is at least evident, that in a Country situated like the United States, with an infinite fund of resources yet to be unfolded, every farthing of foreign capital, which is laid out in internal ameliorations, and in industrious establishments of a permanent nature, is a precious acquisition. The restrictive regulations, which, in foreign markets, abridge the vent of the increasing surplus of our agricultural produce. It was presented to on December 5, 1791. To be enabled to contend with success, it is evident, that the interference and aid of their own government are indispensible. Typically above 14 inches tall.

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Report on the Subject of Manufactures

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It must be less in a nation of mere cultivators, than in a nation of cultivators and merchants; less in a nation of cultivators and merchants, than in a nation of cultivators, artificers, and merchants. As to the furnishing greater scope for the diversity of talents and dispositions, which discriminate men from each other. As imported cottons, equally with those which are made at home, may be the objects of this manufacture, it will merit consideration, whether the whole, or a part of the duty, on the white goods, ought not to be allowed to be drawn back in favor of those, who print or stain them. The exemption from duty, by parity of reason, ought to embrace all such of these articles, as are objects of importation. The latter commonly finds itself indemnified, by the high prices of some articles, for the low prices of others—and the Prompt and advantageous sale of those articles which are in demand enables its merchant the better to wait for a favorable change, in respect to those which are not. Premiums would probably be found the best means of promoting the domestic, and bounties the foreign supply. After the first two parts of his plan had been accepted, he presented the third part to Congress in his Report on the Subject of Manufactures in December 1791.

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Neither does it add any thing to the total value of the whole annual produce of the land and labour of the country. He did , however, fit into a relatively short life a quite extraordinary list of accomplishments, this report and the research it required among the most long lasting. It is certain too, that the disparity in this respect, between some of the most manufacturing parts of Europe and a large proportion of the United States, is not nearly so great as is commonly imagined. The Economic Mind in American Civilization, 1865—1918 1949 vol. And though the circumstances which have been mentioned and others which will be unfolded hereafter render it probable that nations merely agricultural would not enjoy the same degree of opulence, in proportion to their numbers, as those which united manufactures with agriculture, yet the progressive improvement of the lands of the former might, in the end, atone for an inferior degree of opulence in the mean time; and in a case in which opposite considerations are pretty equally balanced, the option ought perhaps always to be in favor of leaving industry to its own direction. Necker, like Smith, on occasion summarized the views of the Physiocrats. It is impossible to say what proportion of coin is necessary to carry on the alienations which any species of property usually undergoes.

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Report on the Subject of Manufactures

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. All of our items are guaranteed as described and are shipped on approval. Arbitrary taxes, under which denomination are comprised all those, that leave the quantum of the tax to be raised on each person, to the discretion of certain officers, are as contrary to the genius of liberty as to the maxims of industry. This shall accordingly be attempted. It is easily discernible, that what in the first instance is divided into two parts under the denominations of the ordinary profit of the Stock of the farmer and rent to the landlord, is in the second instance united under the general appellation of the ordinary profit on the Stock of the Undertaker; and that this formal or verbal distribution constitutes the whole difference in the two cases.

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Report on the Subject of Manufactures by Alexander Hamilton

report on the subject of manufactures

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. Previously to a further discussion of the objections to the encouragement of manufactures which have been stated, it will be of use to see what can be said in reference to the particular situation of the United States against the conclusions appearing to result from what has been already offered…. It has justly been observed, that there is scarcely any thing of greater moment in the œconomy of a nation, than the proper division of labour. New York: Columbia University Press, 1979, pp. If the money merely serves to give a temporary spring to foreign commerce; as it cannot procure new and lasting outlets for the products of the Country; there will be no real or durable advantage gained. To maintain between the recent establishments of one country and the long matured establishments of another country, a competition upon equal terms, both as to quality and price, is in most cases impracticable.

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Neither will it follow, that an accumulation of debt is desireable, because a certain degree of it operates as capital. Simply talking about the problem and introducing legislation that will never be enacted or funded is not enough. The article of Hemp either now does or may be expected soon to exemplify the third Case, in the United states. And the consequence is, that they often suffer oppression. A third circumstance, perhaps not inferior to either of the other two, conferring the superiority which has been stated has relation to the stagnations of demand for certain commodities which at some time or other interfere more or less with the sale of all. Though flour may with propriety be noticed as a manufacture of Grain, it were useless to do it, but for the purpose of submitting the expediency of a general system of inspection, throughout the ports of the United states; which, if established upon proper principles, would be likely to improve the quality of our flour every where, and to raise its reputation in foreign markets. In respect to both, an exclusive possession of the home market ought to be secured to the domestic manufacturers; as fast as circumstances will admit.

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As to the Division of Labour. But it may hereafter deserve legislative consideration, whether manufactories of all the necessary weapons of war ought not to be established, on account of the Government itself. One of these turns on the proposition, that Industry, if left to itself, will naturally find its way to the most useful and profitable employment: whence it is inferred, that manufactures without the aid of government will grow up as soon and as fast, as the natural state of things and the interest of the community may require. It is evident, at first glance, that they will not only be adequate to this, but will yield a considerable surplus. It is merely a manner of expression adopted for the sake of simplicity and perspicuity. Their quality certainly surpasses anything, that could have been looked for, in so short a time, and under so great disadvantages; and conspires with the scantiness of the means, which have been at the command of the directors, to form the eulogium of that public spirit, perseverance and judgment, which have been able to accomplish so much. In this disposition of the thing, the Manufacturer commences his enterprise under every advantage, which is attainable, as to quantity or price, of the raw material: And the Farmer if the bounty be immediately to him, is enabled by it to enter into a successful competition with the foreign material; if the bounty be to the manufacturer on so much of the domestic material as he consumes, the operation is nearly the same; he has a motive of interest to prefer the domestic Commodity, if of equal quality, even at a higher price than the foreign, so long as the difference of price is any thing short of the bounty which is allowed upon the article.

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Alexander Hamilton Report On The Subject Of Manufactures [December 5, 1791]

report on the subject of manufactures

A duty upon such as are imported is proper to promote the domestic Manufacture of similar articles in the same state. Smith had opposed such state interference in the free-enterprise, capitalist economy as a throwback to mercantilism. By 1792, a Hamilton coalition and a Jefferson-Madison coalition had arisen the formative Federalist and Democratic-Republican Parties , which differed strongly over Hamilton's domestic fiscal goals and his foreign policy of extensive trade and friendly relations with Britain. This particularly applies to Charcoal; but there are productive coal mines already in operation, and strong indications, that the material is to be found in abundance, in a variety of other places. Many, who would go from one country to another, if they had a prospect of continuing with more benefit the callings, to which they have been educated, will often not be tempted to change their situation, by the hope of doing better, in some other way.

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