My only comment is _DO_IT_!!!
Hmmm, a more worldly version of The Worldly Philosophers, eh?John Law was to some extent a victim of his own operations, a true believer in the Mississippi bubble that he oversaw and losing badly when it finally fully crashed. It was an example of one of those bubbles that had a "period of distress," peaking in December, 1719 and then drifting until it crashed in April 1720, with John Law having founded New Orleans out of an effort to make it go. He mourned the exit of the "true Mississippians" in December 1719, whose exit brought the peak.One of those who exited, making a lot of money, and then getting in on the ground floor of the newly starting South Sea bubble in UK, which was a total scam from top to bottom, and which also exhibited a "period of financial distress" between its peak in April 1720 (at the time of the crash of the Mississippi bubble in France) and its crash in September 1720, was Richard Cantillon, who made money on both bubbles before retiring to Guiana.Oh, and I think that poor woman "saved" by Petty was "hanged," not "hung."Good luck, :-).
I can see the interesting lives, but the "relevance" of these thinkers today is not explained in the proposal. You are trying to sell it as an engaging narrative, so the development of the story, what connects these different, interesting biographies, should be there.Good luck
Barkeley, Cantillon never went to the colony. His brother went, but Cantillon did get a large land grant there.
Edits in brackets.discover tell-tale of signs [insert of] criminality. Perhaps, [delete comma] she famous overnight as a [change a to the] person responsiblean [delete an] adviser to the Kingmurder, as well as [change as well as to and] many lesser crimesthe illegitmate [correct spelling of illegitimate] grandson of William Shakespeareof a short period of [change of to in] the life of Charles IIsurprised about [change about to by] my command grappling [insert with] the same economic problems By exploring [insert the] extraordinary livesAlso quite a few excess commas, which I won't bore you with.Sounds like fun.
I want to read it. What a collection of crooks.
Not Newton, as far as I know, though he was an odd duck.
Why focus exclusively on Anglo-Saxon economists? You should look at "Civil Economy: Efficiency, Equity, Public Happiness" by Luigino Bruni & Stefano Zamagni (Bern: Peter Bern Lang 2007; translation from "Economia Civile" (Bologna: Il Mulino 2006)). The first 4 chapters of this book discuss lines of economic thought going back to Bernardino da Siena in the 15th Century, and especially Antonio Genovesi (1713-1769) and the 18th Century Neapolitan School. These thinkers' vision of economics was quite different from Smith's.
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