The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Fourier, FranÇois Marie Charles (1772–1837)

  • J. Wolff
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According to Fourier, the poverty which accompanies the ‘colossal’ advance of industry constitutes the main cause of social disorders. Those responsible are the tradesmen; competition has resulted in the creation of a mercantile feudal system.

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