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“THE MISERY AND SQUALOR THAT SURROUND US, THE INJURIOUS LUXURY OF SOME WEALTHY FAMILIES, THE TERRIBLE UNCERTAINTY OVERSHADOWING MANY FAMILIES OF THE POOR—THESE ARE EVILS TOO PLAIN TO BE IGNORED”

PIGOU, A.C. Wealth and Welfare. London, 1912.

First edition of Pigou’s powerful work establishing the theory of welfare—"one of the founders of modern public finance… the way that economists analyze and justify government intervention in economic affairs stems from Pigou"—a handsome copy in original cloth. $4800.

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"A FIGURE OF GREAT IMPORTANCE IN THE HISTORY OF ECONOMICS AND OF ECONOMIC THOUGHT"

PIGOU, A.C. Socialism Versus Capitalism. London, 1937.

First edition of a core work by Pigou, "known as the father of modern welfare economics… also one of the founders of modern public finance," a handsome copy in the original dust jacket. $850.

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