Jean-Baptiste Say Quotes (63 quotes)
“The occupation of the stock-jobber yields no new or useful product; consequently having no product of his own to give in exchange, he has no revenue to subsist upon, but what he contrives to make out of the unskilfulness or ill-fortune of gamesters like himself.”
Book III, On Consumption, Chapter IX, p. 481 (See also: Karl Marx, Capital, Volume III, Chapter XXVII, p. 440) - A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition)(1832)
“A treasure does not always contribute to the political security of its possessors. It rather invites attack, and very seldom is faithfully applied to the purpose for which it was destined.”
Book III, On Consumption, Chapter IX, p. 487 - A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition)(1832)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsJean-Baptiste Say
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.