The end to be obtained, through government as the means, is to make that distribution of the scanty materials of happiness which would insure the greatest sum of it in the members of the community taken altogether; and to prevent every individual, or combination of individuals, from interfering with that distribution, or making any man to have less than his share.
Writings by James Mill
[books / book excerpts]
· Consumption. Excerpted from Commerce Defended, London, 1808.
· On the National Debt. Excerpted from Commerce Defended, London, 1808.
· Elements of Political Economy. London, 1821, 3rd ed. 1825.
· The History of British India. London, 1826.
· Government. In Supplement to the Encyclopædia Britannica, 1819-23.
· Liberty of the Press. In Supplement to the Encyclopædia Britannica, 1819-23.
Writings about James Mill
[dictionary / encyclopaedia entries]
· James Mill. The Cambridge History of English and American Literature.
· James Mill. The Columbia Encyclopedia.
· James Mill. Encyclopædia Britannica (1911).
· James Mill. Free Online Dictionary of Philosophy.
· James Mill. Spartacus Educational.
· James Mill. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
· James Mill. Wikipedia.
· Review of The Life of James Mill. Fortnightly Review, 1882.
· James Mill. By Leslie Stephen. In The English Utilitarians, London, 1900, vol. II.
· Utility, Property, and Political Participation. By Shannon C. Stimson & Murray Milgate. American Political Science Review, December 1, 1993.
· Elements of Political Economy. By Karl Marx, 1844.
He converts dreams into demonstrations.
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