Jean-Baptiste Say Quote
“It is doubtless very desirable, that private persons should have a correct knowledge of their personal interests; but it must be infinitely more so, that governments should possess that knowledge.”
Book III, On Consumption, Chapter VI, Section I, p. 418 - A Treatise On Political Economy (Fourth Edition)(1832)
The Road Ahead (1995)
“A doctor gave a man six months to live. The man couldn't pay his bill, so he gave him another six months.”
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.