[J Fitzjames Stephen]
Invention, Political Economy, Domestic Economy, Health
Notes that the post-Waterloo process of wealth accumulation has been 'dignified by the application to it of a vast number of scientific inventions'. Political economy is 'the only branch of inquiry [...] which, being conversant with human action, has attained anything approaching to the precision of a science'. (346) Also remarks upon the 'extreme costliness' of modern standards of health which require 'a roomy house, good drainage, plenty of food, careful nursing, proper medical attendance, and occasional change of air' (348).
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