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Sir William Petty and 'Political Arithmetic'

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October 7, 2010

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The leading Baconian in political economy, who was also, fittingly, a pioneer in statistics and in the alleged science of "political arithmetic," was the fascinating opportunist and adventurer Sir William Petty (1623–1687), writes Murray N. Rothbard (1926–1995).

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