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By Antonio Almodovar, Jose Luis Cardoso

ISBN-10: 0203266307

ISBN-13: 9780203266304

ISBN-10: 0415178878

ISBN-13: 9780415178877

A background of Portuguese monetary notion deals the 1st account in English of the improvement of monetary suggestion in Portugal. The authors undertake a comparative method of examine how fiscal doctrine, theories and rules were disseminated and assimilated by means of Portuguese economists in several sessions. They verify the impact on Portuguese financial considered significant economists corresponding to Adam Smith, Keynes and Hayek.

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Thirdly, his well-structured and coherent economic protectionism, which will be discussed in greater detail further on. And last but not least, the energetic and decisive part which he played in the reorganisation of a city that had been morally and physically shattered by the terrible earthquake of 1755. The new path to wealth of the Portuguese nation 37 Lisbon was not just any old city, but the capital of a country and an empire, a compulsory port of call on the transatlantic trade routes, a pole of attraction for people from all over the world, a place of unquestionable natural beauty.

It is for this reason that the many fruits which could be gathered from them are lacking, as is the comfort which they could afford to so many men who do not find any place whereat they may make a shelter for themselves; and it is for this reason that so many people are exiled, forced by hardship to go to other parts of the world and seek lands to live on, since these are lacking in their own country. (Faria 1655: 191–192) The lamenting of the phenomenon of depopulation is a central argument in the defence of a population strategy.

It is for this reason that the many fruits which could be gathered from them are lacking, as is the comfort which they could afford to so many men who do not find any place whereat they may make a shelter for themselves; and it is for this reason that so many people are exiled, forced by hardship to go to other parts of the world and seek lands to live on, since these are lacking in their own country. (Faria 1655: 191–192) The lamenting of the phenomenon of depopulation is a central argument in the defence of a population strategy.

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