An Inquiry into Physiocracy (Routledge Revivals) by Max Beer

By Max Beer

The universal realizing of physiocracy – the college of eighteenth-century political financial system linked to thinkers similar to Boisguillebert and Quesnay – is frequently restricted to the view that it thought of agriculture the one resource of wealth, and manufacture, exchange and export as unproductive. the constraints of this view are quite acute for these wishing to chart the ancien régime because it approached 1789.


First released in 1939, this examine makes an attempt to reply to such questions as: what's the that means of physiocracy? what's the provenance of its a number of doctrines? What have been its final intentions? for lots of it's doubtful how the physiocrats might expound such perspectives opposed to all of the arguments hired by means of their rivals: rather so on condition that, between them, have been males respected via the likes of Adam Smith, both as profound thinkers, akin to Quesnay, or as statesmen, resembling Turgot.

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