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Jealousy of Trade: International Competition and the Nation-State in Historical Perspective
This collection explores eighteenth-century theories of international market competition that continue to be relevant for the twenty-first century. 'Jealousy of Trade' refers to a particularExpand
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The early Enlightenment debate on commerce and luxury
The spectre of luxury A spectre was haunting the modern world, wrote the Neapolitan Ferdinando Galiani in 1751, the spectre of ‘luxury’. It ‘wanders among us never seen in its true light, orExpand
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Politics in Commercial Society: Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith
Scholars normally emphasize the contrast between the two great eighteenth-century thinkers Jean-Jacques Rousseau and Adam Smith. Rousseau is seen as a critic of modernity, Smith as an apologist.Expand
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Correcting Europe's political economy: The virtuous eclecticism of Georg Ludwig Schmid
The article provides an analysis of Georg Ludwig Schmid's ‘Reflexions sur l’Agriculture’, which was published as the first essay in the first issue of the publications of the Oeconomical Society ofExpand