Colbertism


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Colbertism

the mercantilist theories of Jean Colbert in the 17th century, especially his advocacy of high protective tariffs.
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China finally, 30 years after the first successes of high tech colbertism, has confirmed that the model of catch-up, imitation-ownership and upgrading still works.
Marc-Bloch, Strasbourg) outlines key themes including Malthusianism, exceptionalism, and Colbertism.
In order to halt the consequent dependence on manufacturers in other European countries, the Bourbons created royal factories along the lines of French Colbertism [Helguera, 1991; Fernandez et al.
Hence a paradoxical interpretation of the present situation: the economic slowdown observed in France since 2002, instead of being the expression of a long legacy of Colbertism and statism, is in fact evidence of the strong interdependence between French and American macroeconomic activity.
This is the ultimate rejection of Colbertism, or (one may say) Economic Platonism: for, according to Smith, there is no such thing as a class of (golden) men who know; that is, who know more than others, and who should accordingly, by reason of their higher knowledge, govern the state (and the economy); this is folly.