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The command of a large sum is a dangerous temptation to a national administration. Though accumulated at their expense, the people rarely, if ever profit by it: yet in point of fact, all value, and consequently, all wealth, originates with the people.  - Jean-Baptiste Say
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Book II, On Distribution, Chapter VIII, Section I, p. 354 - A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition)(1832)

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Born: January 5, 1767

Died: November 15, 1832 (aged 65)

Bio: Jean-Baptiste Say was a French economist and businessman. He had classically liberal views and argued in favor of competition, free trade, and lifting restraints on business. He is best known due to Say's Law, which is named after him and at times credited to him, but while he discussed and popularized it, he did not originate it.

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