9780415551335

Anticipating The Wealth of Nations: The Selected Works of Anders Chydenius, 17291803

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  • ISBN13:

    9780415551335

  • ISBN10:

    0415551331

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-10-31
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Summary

Anders Chydenius (1729 - 1803) was a contemporary of Adam Smith and a leading classical liberal in Nordic history. Chydenius wrote a remarkable essay containing a very clear exposition of the basic principles of economic liberalism and there can be very little doubt that it would have been a paper of great international fame if it had been published in English at the time he wrote it. In the essay Chydenius comes very close to expressing the famous Smithian metaphor of the "invisible hand." This volume brings together Chydenius' contributions to the history of economic thought for the first time. With a biography from Juha Manninen and editorial contributions from academics such as Gustav Bj#xF6;rkstrand and Bo Lindberg, Routledge are proud to present this valuable work which will doubtless be of great interest to historians of economic thought across the globe.

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