MEEK, Ronald Lindley was born in 1917 in New Zealand.
Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts New Zealand, 1939, 1946. Doctor of Philosophy University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 1949.
Outstanding scholar of physiocracy, Turgot, and Adam Smith, whose work on the eighteenth century culminated in his painstaking edition of Smith’s Lectures on Jurisprudence (1977). He also made a major contribution to the recent revival of Marxian economics by his patient and undogmatic exposition of Marx’s ideas during the cold-war period of the 1940s and 1950s. Lector, University Glasgow,
This 1976 book is concerned with the emergence, in the latter half of the eighteenth century, of a new theory of socio-economic development, based on the idea that the key factor in the developmental process was the way in which men made their living.