A Treatise on Political Economy

A Treatise on Political Economy Jean Baptiste Say has been described as a revolutionary an author of scholarly books and popular tracts a social philosopher a successful entrepreneur and a remarkable Renaissance man Abo

  • Title: A Treatise on Political Economy
  • Author: Jean-Baptiste Say
  • ISBN: 9781610160049
  • Page: 328
  • Format: Paperback
  • Jean Baptiste Say 1767 1832 has been described as a revolutionary, an author of scholarly books and popular tracts, a social philosopher, a successful entrepreneur and a remarkable Renaissance man.Above all, however, he was a great economist He might best be described as a proto Austro Misesian, the author of the law of markets, known as Say s law, and as the first to cJean Baptiste Say 1767 1832 has been described as a revolutionary, an author of scholarly books and popular tracts, a social philosopher, a successful entrepreneur and a remarkable Renaissance man.Above all, however, he was a great economist He might best be described as a proto Austro Misesian, the author of the law of markets, known as Say s law, and as the first to coin the term entrepreneur Say s concern with the average interested citizen and his zeal for economic education for the masses is most apparent in this classic work, A Treatise on Political Economy.The book has been heralded by Mises, Hayek, Rothbard, and many modern Austrians, who depend on his insights to assist in the understanding of markets and prices Keynes only purported to refute him, but Mises said that Keynes only struck down a strawman Mises was a follower of Say s perspective on the stability of market structures.Say was not only a sophisticated economist than Keynes he was better than Smith in many ways Larry Sechrest writes of this book With pen and ink, Adam Smith made the entrepreneur invisible J.B Say brings him back to life and to the center of the stage.

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    1. Need to re-read the last 50 pages of book 1 (wherever he starts detailing his views on monetary economics) once I have a better understanding of monetary economics and can appreciate what he has to say/debunk what he gets wrong.

    2. A classic economic text. The five stars is for challenging my thinking. I got the most out of Book 3 on Consumption. Specifically, his thoughts on productive consumption (I would have used the word investment) vs unproductive consumption were different from my own and are forcing me to reconsider them. Naturally, I didn't agree with everything, but Say generally impressed me as a clear-thinker with strong opinions. I would recommend this only to people very interested in economics and specifical [...]

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