Francis W. Hirst

Francis W. Hirst books and biography

Francis Wrigley Hirst

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Francis Wrigley Hirst (1873 - 22 February 1953) was a British journalist and writer, mostly on economic topics. He was a Liberal in party terms and a classical liberal in ideology.


  • Essays in Liberalism (part author).
  • Local Government in England (with J. Redlich), 2 vols, 1903.
  • Adam Smith, 1904.
  • Trusts and Cartels, 1905.
  • The Arbiter in Council, 1906.
  • Stock Exchange, 1911.
  • Progress of the Nation, 1912.
  • Political Economy of War, 1915.
  • From Adam Smith to Philip Snowden: A History of Free Trade in Great Britain, 1925.
  • Life of Thomas Jefferson, 1926.
  • Early Life and Letters of John Morley, 1927.
  • Safeguarding and Protection, 1928.
  • Wall Street and Lombard Street, 1931.
  • Gladstone as Financier and Economist, 1931.
  • Gold, Silver and Paper Money, 1933.
  • Consequences of the War to Great Britain, 1934.
  • Liberty and Tyranny, 1935.
  • Economic Freedom and Private Property, 1935.
  • Armaments, 1937;
  • Free Markets or Monopoly, 1942.
  • Problems and Fallacies of Political Economy, 1943.
  • Foreign Policy, Past and Future, 1944.
  • Principles of Prosperity, 1945.
  • Repeal of the Corn Laws, 1946.
  • In the Golden Days, 1948.

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