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Francois Quesnay (1694-1774) (Hardback)

Mark Blaug

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ISBN 10: 1852784725 / ISBN 13: 9781852784720
Edité par Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom, 1991
Neuf(s) Etat : New Couverture rigide
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Language: English . Brand New Book. Francois Quesnay is best known for the Tableau Economique, the proposition that only agriculture generates a positive `net product and that industry is `sterile . He recommended a `single tax on ground rent and invented the slogan `laissez faire, laissez passe . He was the first to found a school of economists called the `physiocrats which enjoyed an immense vogue in France for about a decade in the 1750s. The practical programme of the physiocrats was to eliminate the vestiges of medieval tolls and restrictions in the countryside, to rationalize the fiscal system, to amalgamate small-holdings into large-scale agricultural estates, to free the corn trade from all mercantilist restrictions - in short to emulate England. Placed in its historical context these were eminently reasonable views but the attempt to provide these reforms with a watertight theoretical argument produced some forced reasoning and slightly absurd conclusions. N° de réf. du libraire AAJ9781852784720

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Titre : Francois Quesnay (1694-1774) (Hardback)

Éditeur : Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, United Kingdom

Date d'édition : 1991

Reliure : Hardback

Etat du livre :New

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Francois Quesnay is best known for the Tableau Economique, the proposition that only agriculture generates a positive `net product' and that industry is `sterile'. He recommended a `single tax' on ground rent and invented the slogan `laissez faire, laissez passe'. He was the first to found a school of economists called the `physiocrats' which enjoyed an immense vogue in France for about a decade in the 1750s. The practical programme of the physiocrats was to eliminate the vestiges of medieval tolls and restrictions in the countryside, to rationalize the fiscal system, to amalgamate small-holdings into large-scale agricultural estates, to free the corn trade from all mercantilist restrictions - in short to emulate England. Placed in its historical context these were eminently reasonable views but the attempt to provide these reforms with a watertight theoretical argument produced some forced reasoning and slightly absurd conclusions.

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Edited by the late Mark Blaug, former Professor Emeritus, University of London and Professor Emeritus, University of Buckingham, UK

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