'Gregory Collins elegantly demonstrates that Edmund Burke, like his great contemporary Adam Smith, understood that commerce, properly conducted, can make individuals and communities not only better off, but better overall. Burke, like Smith, understood that political and economic thinking should intersect in a theory of moral sentiments.'
George F. Will
Source: Washington Post
'With care and rigor leavened by an engaging writing style, Gregory Collins has dramatically advanced our understanding of Burke’s economic thought. This is an indispensable guide for all future Burke scholars.'
Source: National Affairs
'A thorough study of Edmund Burke’s thought on economics in which every aspect is well-considered, every scholar answered, every point nicely phrased. This is a major contribution to Burke scholarship and to our understanding of the beginnings and principles of modern economics.'
Harvey C. Mansfield - Harvard University and Stanford University
‘The book is impressive in its thoroughness on Burke on issue after issue, focusing on his words and deeds.’
Daniel B. Klein
Source: National Review
‘This very thorough and thoughtful book goes a long way toward setting the record straight.’
Source: Marginal Revolution
‘… the definitive account of Burke’s economic thought, one which shows how Burke’s political economy displays 'an underlying coherence that incorporated elements of prudence, utility, and tradition.'
Source: Law and Liberty
'Gregory Collins's study of the economic ideas of Burke is a comprehensive achievement. It will set the terms of discussion for a generation on Burke's political economy and its relation to his thinking about manners and morals.'
David Bromwich - Yale University, author of The Intellectual Life of Edmund Burke
Source: The New York Times
'Collins’s treatment of an undervalued aspect of Burkean thought will earn the prescriptive right to stand, for a long time, as the definitive study of the Anglo-Irish statesman’s political economy. Collins has done students of Burke and of political economy alike an immense service.'
Source: Assumption College
'The first serious monograph dedicated to examining [Burke’s] views on political economy … An important and original study that adds significantly to our understanding of Burke.'
Source: University of Cambridge
'A brilliant book, full of insight and illumination.'
The Rt Hon Jesse Norman MP
Source: Financial Secretary to the Treasury, HM Government
'A deep study.'
Source: Wall Street Journal
'Collins’s scholarship is impeccable.'
Source: University of St Andrews
'A tremendous achievement, one that reflects a great deal of thought and inspires a good deal of reflection as well … deeply researched and well-argued.'
Jerry Z. Muller
Source: The Catholic University of America
'A fine book. It makes both an important contribution to contemporary debates about conservatism and freedom and to Burke scholarship.'
Source: Hoover Institution, Stanford University