1793 – He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on the 15th of December.
1835 – Carey was a co-founder of the famous Franklin Fire Insurance Company of Philadelphia.
1838 – He retired from business, almost simultaneously with the appearance of his Principles of Political Economy.
1858-1859 – Carey’s first large work on political economy was preceded and followed by many smaller volumes on wages, the credit system, interest, slavery, copyright, etc and he gathered the fruits of his lifelong labours into The Principles of Social Science, in three volumes.
1865 – In March, Carey published a series of letters to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Schuyler Colfax, entitled “The Way to Outdo England Without Fighting Her.”
1879 – He died on the 13th of October.