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Claude-Henri de Saint-Simon, Industrialism and Bankers


  • Franck YONNET



Saint-Simon's political scheme is structured by the following problematic: banking organises society. But banking functions are different in the former "metaphysical and feudal system" and in the new "scientific and industrial system". This change is a clue which enables to redefme Saint-Simon's "industrialism": a centralised corporatism describes a non monetary economy which differs from traditional institutions.

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  • Franck YONNET, 2004. "Claude-Henri de Saint-Simon, Industrialism and Bankers," Cahiers d’économie politique / Papers in Political Economy, L'Harmattan, issue 46, pages 147-174.
  • Handle: RePEc:cpo:journl:y:2004:i:46:p:147-174

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    • B19 - Schools of Economic Thought and Methodology - - History of Economic Thought through 1925 - - - Other


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