Author:Joseph Massie

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Joseph Massie
(2nd millennium – 1784)
English political economist


  • Reasons Humbly Offered Against Laying Any Farther Tax Upon Malt and Beer (1740)
  • An Essay on the Governing Causes of the Natural Rate of Interest: Wherein the Sentiments of Sir William Petty and Mr. Locke, on that Head, are Considered (1750)
  • Observations Upon Mr Fauquier's Essay on Ways and Means for Raising Money to Support the Present War Without Increasing the Public Debts. To which is Added, an Account of Several National Advantages Derived from the Nobility and Gentry Living in London a Greater Part of the Year Than Their Ancestors Used to Do (1756)
  • Calculations of Taxes for a Family of Each Rank, Degree Or Class: for One Year (1756) (external scan)
  • A Letter to Bourchier Cleeve, Esq; Concerning His Calculations of Taxes. From the Author of the Calculations of the Present Taxes Paid by a Family of Each Rank, Degree Or Class (1757) (external scan)
  • The Proposal, Commonly [!] Called Sir Matthew Decker's Scheme, for One General Tax Upon Houses, Laid Open

And Shewed to be a Deep Concerted Project to Traduce the Wisdom of the Legislature; Disquiet the Minds of the People; and Ruin the Trade of Great Britain (1757) (external scan)

  • Ways and Means for Raising the Extraordinary Supplies to Carry on the War for Seven Years

If it Should Continue So Long (1757)

  • A Plan for the Establishment of Charity-houses for Exposed Or Deserted Women and Girls, and for Penitent Prostitutes (1758) (external scan)
  • Observations Concerning the Tax Upon Houses and Windows ; Wherein the Ill Consequences of Increasing that Tax are Considered, and a Way of Raising Two Millions of Pounds, by Other Means, is Briefly Pointed Out [submitted to the Consideration of the Honourable House of Commons (1758)
  • A Proposal for Making a Saving to the Public of Many Thousand Pounds a Year in the Charge of Maintaining His Majesty's Marine Forces (1758)
  • Farther Observations Concerning the Foundling-Hospital (1759) (external scan)
  • A State of the British Sugar-Colony Trade, Etc (1759)
  • Calculations and Observations Relating to an Additional Duty Upon Sugar (1759)
  • A Supplement to the Reasons Already Offered (1760)
  • A Representation Concerning the Knowledge of Commerce as a National Concern; Pointing Out the Proper Means of Promoting Such Knowledge in this Kingdom (1760)
  • Reasons Humbly Offered Against Laying Any Farther Tax Upon Malt Or Beer (1760)
  • General Propositions Relating to Colonies (1761)
  • To the Printer of the Gazetteer (1761)
  • A Supplement to J. Massie's Brief Observations Concerning the Management of the War, &c (1761)
  • Magna Charta --- Or --- Magna Farta (1761)
  • The Rotten and Tottering State of the Popular Part of the British Constitution Demonstrated (1761)
  • An Historical Account of the Naval Power of France (1762)
  • Observations Relating to British and Spanish Proceedings, &c Wherein Due Notice is Taken of a Memorable Dialogue Between Harry and Will. on the Expediency of a Continental War (1762)
  • Observations on the New Cyder Tax, &c (1764)
  • Brief Observations and Calculations on the Present High Prices of Provisions (1765)
  • To Messieurs Fog and Mist (1766)
  • Ways and Means of Raising the Extraordinary Supplies for the Present Year (1780)
  • To Lord North. My Lord, Etc. [With Reference to Lord North's Speech of 6 March 1780 in the House of Lords.] (1780)
  • A Free and Equal Parliament for England (1780)

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