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By Antoine Louis Claude Destutt de Tracy,Jeremy Jennings,Thomas Jefferson

ISBN-10: 0865978123

ISBN-13: 9780865978126

ISBN-10: 1494382075

ISBN-13: 9781494382070

A Treatise on Political Economy by Antonie Louis Claude Destutt de Tracy (1754-1836) is a foundational textual content of nineteenth-century, free-market fiscal proposal and is still one of many classics of nineteenth-century French fiscal liberalism. Destutt de Tracy was once one of many founders of the classical liberal republican team referred to as the Idéologues, which integrated Benjamin consistent, Jean-Baptiste Say, Marquis de Condorcet, and Madame de Staël.

In this quantity, Destutt de Tracy offers one of many clearest statements of the commercial rules of the Idéologues. Breaking with the physiocratic orthodoxy of the eighteenth century, Destutt de Tracy denies that land is the resource of all effective exertions and focuses his cognizance upon production and brands because the manufacturers of software and, as a result, of price and of wealth. putting the entrepreneur on the heart of his view of financial activty, he argues opposed to sumptuous intake of the idle wealthy and recommends a industry economic system with low taxation and minimal country intervention.

Destutt de Tracy despatched the textual content of A Treatise on Political economic system to Thomas Jefferson in hopes of securing its translation within the usa. It was once met with enthusiastic approval. Jefferson wrote to the writer, "The advantage of this paintings will, i am hoping, position it within the arms of each reader in our country."

Jeremy Jennings is Professor of Political concept at Queen Mary, college of London.


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