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Henry Fawcett (1833–1884)

Fawcett, Henry. An English political economist and publicist; born in Salisbury, Aug. 26, 1833; died in Cambridge, Nov. 6, 1884. An accident which deprived him of sight early in life did not prevent his attainment of distinction as postmaster-general under Gladstone, as professor of Political Economy at Cambridge, and as a writer of force in ‘Manual of Political Economy’ (6th ed. 1883); ‘The Economic Position of the British Labourer’ (1865); ‘Pauperism: Its Causes and Remedies’ (1871); and ‘Protection and Reciprocity’ (6th ed. 1885), in which the liberal theory of the younger Mill is carried to its logical extreme.