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Cazenove, John (1788–1879)

  • J. M. Pullen
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Cazenove wrote nine books and pamphlets on political economy, dealing with a wide variety of theoretical concepts and practical issues. In addition, he made a valuable contribution to political economy as an editor of Richard Jones’s Literary Remains (1859, p. xl), and T.R. Malthus’s Definitions in Political Economy (1853). There is also strong evidence to suggest that he was the anonymous editor of the second edition of Malthus’s Principles of Political Economy (Pullen 1978). He contributed a review to the British Critic (‘Chalmers – On Political Economy’, October 1832, a vigorous criticism of James Mill and Ricardo), and could possibly have contributed others (Gordon 1985, pp. 17–19).

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