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        PublishersVintage Books
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        LC Classifications1969
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        Paginationxvi, 78 p. :
        Number of Pages65
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        ISBN 100394705637
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The great body of such changes were natural answers to concrete day-to-day problems, pressed eventually to the surface by the sheer exigencies of the case.

Whether it be the poor laws, the factory acts, the municipal police, or the public health agitation, Chadwick's role and that of fellow Utilitarians was vital. But even here, the evidence is not conclusive in the areas of banking, patents, bankruptcy, weights and measures, and joint-stock companies.

British Politics in the Age of Anne by Geoffrey S. Holmes

Burn, The Age of Equipoise, p. Adam Smith advocated a truncated state, limited in its functions to defending its citizens against foreign and internal aggression, and creating and maintaining certain necessary public works and institutions "which it can never be in the interest of any small number of individuals to maintain" because the profit would not repay the expense.

Crouch on "Refined" Laissez Faire and "Enlightened Interventionism" Undoubtedly, the most inventive of the counter-revisionists is R. Brebner's Revisionist Indictment of Benthamite Collectivism Once again, it was Brebner's article, "Laissez-Faire and State Intervention in Nineteenth-Century Britain," which launched the revisionist assault upon the traditionalist view of Benthamism as either an innocuous bystander or an unwitting accomplice in the rise of collectivism.

The Rise, Fall and Rise of Political Consensus in Britain since 1940 on JSTOR

it was simply a logical development, a mere gaining of momentum on a foreordained course. The Manchester School and Free Trade: Richard Cobden and John Bright If the Classical School cannot be viewed as the great bastion and repository of noninterventionism in nineteenth century Britain, were there other forces who did argue for a purist laissez-faire doctrine? This anti-laissez-faire British politics in the collectivist age included: the Poor Law Reform Act of 1834 which established central inspectors as did the Prison Act of 1835 ; the various Educational Acts from the 1830s on, which eventually culminated in 1880 in compulsory education at state expense; the prohibition of women, apprentices, and children under thirteen working in the coal mines in 1841 and other acts extensively regulating the mines ; the various Factory Acts which from 1833 on limited the hours of work for women and children; the inspection of asylums; the extensive regulation of railroads; the creation of the Metropolitan Building Act empowering British politics in the collectivist age Board of Works to set building specifications all this in the 1840s inspired by the Tory Paternalists ; the Public Health Act of 1848; the Mining Inspection Act; Merchant Shipping Act; and Burial Ground Act of 1850; and other acts of the 1850s designed to regulate London's common lodging houses, to suppress smoke in London, to regulate lighthouses, to aid juvenile reformatories, to establish a permanent charity commission, to regulate the merchant marine, and to create a department of science and art in order to promote new technology.

It may be perfectly true, as MacDonagh suggested, that public servants in general had not read Bentham, yet one Edwin Chadwick "counted for more than many hundred of public servants. By the time Bentham was finished enumerating various "agenda," his "be quiet" dictum for government lay mortally wounded. There is, however, near universal agreement that, at least in theory, Benthamism had a strongly collectivist tinge, as evidenced by the Utilitarian philosopher's penchant for reform schemes necessitating the creation of new administrative bodies with centralized inspectors empowered to oversee compliance.

Historians may discover relatively more evidence of interventionism than was characteristic of the period simply because statist acts are much more likely to "leave tracks" than are events consonant with laissez faire. Ejected from the pantheon of scientific principle, laissez faire was demoted to a feeble reminder to legislators to move circumspectly in pursuit of social improvement.

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