Anticipating The Wealth of Nations: The Selected Works of Anders Chydenius, 1729–1803

1st Edition

Anders Chydenius, Maren Jonasson, Pertti Hyttinen

Routledge
Published June 20, 2016
Reference - 382 Pages - 29 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781138686427 - CAT# Y266277
Series: Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

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Summary

The book consists of eleven of the most important writings of Anders Chydenius, an eighteenth century pioneer of freedom and democracy. Thematically they touch upon subject areas such as the freedom of trade and industry, emigration, the monetary system of the Swedish realm in the eighteenth century, the freedom of the press (or as Chydenius said: the freedom of writing and printing), the freedom of information, the rights of the rural working class and the freedom of religion. The book also includes a comprehensive biography of Chydenius written by Lars Magnusson together with commentaries and explanatory notes to each text.

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