British Budgets 1887-88 to 1912-13

British Budgets 1887-88 to 1912-13

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British Budgets 1887-88 to 1912-13

British Budgets 1887-88 to 1912-13

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In the preface to his Twenty Years of Financial Policy (1862), the late Lord Iddesleigh, then Sir Stafford Northcote, explained that his intention in writing that admirable book, a model of its kind, was to provide a "convenient summary of the financial measures of recent years"; and Mr. Sydney Buxton's more comprehensive volumes, Finance and Politics, which dealt with the national finance (and much besides) in a most interesting fashion, from the days of Pitt and Huskisson, carried on the story of the budgets to the year 1885-6. Since that date, in spite of the much greater attention which has been paid by economic writers to questions of taxation and finance, nothing has been published on similar lines; and those who have been in the habit of consulting Mr. Buxton's valuable work must often have wished that he could have found time to bring it up to date. Parliamentary experience is not the only qualification for a survey of this kind which I can make no claim to share with these two distinguished SYSTEM men; and I should certainly have hesitated . . .

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