Observations on Reversionary Payments: On Schemes for Providing Annuities for Widows, and for Persons in Old Age; on the Method of Calculating the Values of Assurances on Lives; and on the National Debt. To which are Added, Four Essays on Different Subjects in the Doctrine of Life Annuities and Political Arithmetick. Also, an Appendix and Supplement, Containing Additional Observations, and a Complete Set of Tables ... The Third Edition, Much Enlarged

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T. Cadell, 1773 - Annuities - 431 pages

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Page 350 - ... caufe than gradual and unavoidable decay. — Let us then, inftead of charging our Maker with our miferies, learn more to accufe and reproach ourfehes.
Page 350 - ... it is by no means strictly proper to consider our diseases as the original intention of nature. They are, without doubt, in general our own creation. Were there a country where the inhabitants led lives entirely natural and virtuous, few of them would die without measuring out the whole period of...
Page viii - A review of the principal questions and difficulties in morals; particularly those relating to the original of our ideas of virtue, its nature, foundation, reference to the deity, obligation, subject-matter and sanctions.
Page 196 - that the general effect of an increase while it is going on in a country is to render the proportion of persons marrying annually, to the annual deaths greater and to the annual births less than the true proportion marrying out of any given number born. This proportion generally lies between the other two proportions, but always nearest the first.
Page 149 - In thefe circumitances, it will be 30 years, at leaft, before a number will die off (a), equal to the whole numbe'r; that is, before 33 millions of debts will be annihilated. But had the extraordinary million and half provided for paying...
Page 225 - ... and also the exact law, according to which human life wastes in that town or country. In order to find the number of inhabitants ; the mean numbers dying annually, at every particular...
Page 357 - Muret observes, with the highest reason, that a large tract of land, in the hands of one man, does not yield so great a return, as when in the hands of several, nor does it employ so many people...
Page 224 - ... dying every year at any particular age, and above it, must be equal to the number of the living at that age. — The number, for example, dying every year, at all ages, from the beginning to the utmost extremity of life, must, in such a situation, be just equal to the whole number born every year.
Page 127 - It allures any fums or reverfionary annuities on any lives, for any number of years, as well as for the whole continuance of the lives, at rates...
Page 235 - In these circumstances, in order to find the true number of the inhabitants, from bills of mortality containing an account of the ages at which all die, it is necessary that the proportion of the annual births to the annual settlers should be known, and also the period of life at which the latter remove.

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