The Foundations of 'Laissez-Faire': The Economics of Pierre de Boisguilbert

The Foundations of 'Laissez-Faire': The Economics of Pierre de Boisguilbert

by Gilbert Faccarello
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415207991

ISBN-13: 9780415207997

Pub. Date: 06/21/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This is the first full length study of Boisguilbert's work to appear in English. It contains an extended discussion of the context in which Boisguilbert worked, as well as a detailed analysis of his life and work.

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This is the first full length study of Boisguilbert's work to appear in English. It contains an extended discussion of the context in which Boisguilbert worked, as well as a detailed analysis of his life and work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415207997
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/21/1999
Series:
Routledge Studies in the History of Economics Series
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordviii
Introduction: A fin de regne Alceste1
1The context (I). Social and political Augustinianism13
2The context (II). On some problems in the governing of an ordered state34
3Equilibrium (I). The social classes approach: from the 'state of innocence' to the 'polished and magnificent state'58
4Equilibrium (II). The market approach: the foundations of equilibrium and of free trade73
5Destabilising shocks (I). Court language and merchant truth103
6Destabilising shocks (II). Market strategies: the propagation of disequilibrium122
Conclusion142
Appendix143
Notes165
Bibliography185
Index195

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