Jean-Baptiste Say, 1767-1832, French economist and journalist, A Treatise On Political Economy: or the Production, Distribution, and Consumption of Wealth
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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.