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Gustave de MOLINARI

economist

Gustave de MOLINARI, economist. A founder and later Honorary President, Society d’Economics Political.

Background

MOLINARI, Gustave de was born in 1819 in Liège, Belgium.

Career

Determined advocate of free trade liberalism and opponent of socialism, first as a journalist in Paris and then in academic and editorial capacities. He related liberty and property to the economic phenomena of value, arguing that the object of liberty is value and that value is the substance of property. Journalist, Propagandist, Paris, 1840-1852.

Professor Political Economics, Royal Brussels Museum Industry, 1852-1860. Editor, Journal des Débats, 1867-1876. Editor, Journal des Economistes, 1881-1909.

Achievements

  • A founder and later Honorary President, Society d’Economics Political.