By William Oliver Coleman
Anti-economics is defined because the competition to the most movement of monetary inspiration that has existed from the eighteenth-century to the current day. This publication tells the tale of anti-economics in relatives to Smith, Ricardo, Mill, Walras, Keynes and Hicks in addition to present monetary thinkers. William Coleman examines how anti-economics built from the Enlightenment to the current day and analyzes its a variety of guises.
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2). Scrope’s performance is one of the best in the anti-economics corpus. He was an important geologist, and his scientific, analytic mind fell upon several frailties in classical economics. But at the bottom of his anti-economics, as he 42 Economics and Its Enemies forthrightly owns, was a dissatisfaction with political economy on account of the ‘mischievous’ ‘notions likely to prevail among the masses’ if its tenets were accepted (Scrope 1873, p. i). –82) was a Secretary to the Privy Council thanks to the patronage of Peel.
In the trial of the King he voted in favour of the strongest punishment short of death. Another ‘former pupil’ was Pierre-Samuel Du Pont de Nemours (1739– 1817). Du Pont was an assistant of Turgot, an editor of various physiocratic journals, and compiler of the ‘collected papers’ of his friend and physiocratic mentor François Quesnay. In 1789 he was elected a member of the Estates General, representing the Third Estate of Nemours. He was prominent in the Tennis Court Oath of 20 June, and later posed for David’s Serment de Jeu de Paume (Tennis Court Oath), where he appears in the first rank of figures.
29 In 1818, for example, he threw himself into a campaign to defeat Henry Brougham’s attempt to win a seat in the House of Commons. ‘One of the most importunate of that class of Economists which Parliament contained’, he warned the electors ‘now, Gentleman, solicits the honour of representing you’ (Wordsworth 1974b, p. 30 Robert Southey (1774–1843) was a shallower mind, but of sufficiently greater application to articulate his anti-economics in a number of pieces of journalism (Southey 1803, 1831).
Economics and Its Enemies: Two Centuries of Anti-Economics by William Oliver Coleman