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THE UNIVERSITY MILITANT


DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL ECONOMICS


FIRST EXAMINATION PAPER FOR PROFESSORS OF ECONOMICS


(Books may be used freely. Time allowed: Three Months, or more if required)


Examiner, Professor PATRICK GEDDES
Outlook Tower Edinburgh
director of the civic exhibition


I

1. The European tramp is observant and even reflective, and in India the blind beggar in the market place is often devoted to the meditative life. Taking leading thinkers of many schools of political economy—Smith, Malthus, Ricardo, St. Simon, Fourier, the two Mills, Marx, Jevons, the Austrians, Edgeworth, Walras, Stirner and Bakunin, as also the German socialists of the Chair, what can we find in their teaching which might not have been elaborated by individuals such as above suggested? Is not their excessive dominance by conceptions of money value, etc., etc., essentially akin to the reflections of the first of these especially?

2. Consider now the actively constructive peasant in Europe or in India. Realize him as devoted to