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

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 idea and is still one of many classics of nineteenth-century French fiscal liberalism. Destutt de Tracy used to be one of many founders of the classical liberal republican team often called the Idéologues, which integrated Benjamin consistent, Jean-Baptiste Say, Marquis de Condorcet, and Madame de Staël.

In this quantity, Destutt de Tracy presents 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 efficient exertions and focuses his cognizance upon production and brands because the manufacturers of application and, for this reason, of price and of wealth. putting the entrepreneur on the heart of his view of monetary activty, he argues opposed to sumptuous intake of the idle wealthy and recommends a marketplace economic system with low taxation and minimal country intervention.

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

Jeremy Jennings is Professor of Political idea at Queen Mary, collage of London.


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