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Jean-Baptiste Say, the Father of Austrian Public Finance: Views and Taxation

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07/30/2014Mark Brandly

Volume 10, No. 1 (Spring 2007)

Carl Menger, the founder of the Austrian School of economics, was instrumental in developing the Austrian analytical framework. However, the foundation of Austrian theory predates Menger by centuries. Beginning with the Scholastics of the sixteenth century, there developed a tradition of economic thought on the European continent that includes the French school of the Turgot Cantillon era. An important link in that chain of thought is the work of Jean-Baptiste Say.

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Brandly, Mark. "Jean-Baptiste Say, The Father of Austrian Public Finance: Views on Taxation." The Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 10, No. 1 (Spring 2007): 65–78.

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