Jean-Baptiste Say Quotes

The best scheme of finance is, to spend as little as possible; and the best tax is always the lightest.

 
Jean-Baptiste Say
Jean-Baptiste Say
  • Born: January 5, 1767
  • Died: November 15, 1832
  • Nationality: French
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Jean-Baptiste Say was a French economist and businessman who had classically liberal views and argued in favor of competition, free trade and lifting restraints on business. He is best known for Say's law, also known as the law of markets, which he popularized. Scholars disagree on the surprisingly subtle question of whether it was Say who first stated what we now call Say's law.

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