The Tradition of Free Trade


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In the nineteenth century Adam Smith and others gradually invented a 'tradition' of free trade. This was a towering achievement and has proved to be influential to this day. This book examines this construction of the free trade tradition. Showing how historical contruction is a vital component in the writing of doctrinal history, Lars Magnusson argues that it is important for historians of economic thought to distance themselves from the practice of writing history backwards. Contrasting what occurred in Britain in the ...

The Tradition of Free Trade 2004, Routledge

ISBN-13: 9780415406413

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The Tradition of Free Trade 2004, Routledge, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780415262156