1.5 — Mercantilism — Readings

Monday, August 31, 2020

Required Readings:

We are entering the era of mercantilism, and will spend at least a week in this era before we get to the Classical economists. There are a lot of well-develoepd writings from a lot of well-known thinkers of this era. Since we will not be lingering long, there is a lot of reading in a short amount of time. Thus, it’s most important that you read the secondary textbook, and in the Reader, read the biographies of Mun, Petty, and Mandeville, and then skim each of their writings to get a feel for what they are interested in and how they discuss it.

The following Wikipedia entries can also provide more background on these writers and their famous works:

Questions to Help Your Reading