Manchesterism


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Manchesterism

the policies and principles of an English school of economists based in Manchester. — Manchesterist, n.
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Discuss in serious fashion the most difficult questions of epistemology with a man in whose mind every effort for reform of theoretical [economics], indeed every cultivation of the same, is pictured as Manchesterism! Discuss, without dropping into a bantering tone, questions with a scholar whose entire stock of somewhat original knowledge in the field of theoretical [economics] consists of a primordial ooze of historico-statistical material; with a scholar who incessantly confounds with one another the most simple concepts of the theory of knowledge!
Another term that has lost currency is Manchesterism (Mises 1966, 723, 730), which gained its meaning from the early-nineteenth-century association of the doctrines of laissez-faire and the city of Manchester, where the Anti-Corn Law League was headquartered.
With many quotations from Damaschke's writings, Repp portrays him as a socially-concerned patriot who rejected the extremes of Manchesterism (Mammonism) as well as Communism.