Gustave de Molinari

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Gustave de Molinari (born in Liège on 3 March 1819 and died in Adinkerque on 28 January 1912) was the leading representative of the laissez-faire school of classical liberalism in France in the second half of the 19th century and was still campaigning against protectionism, statism, militarism, colonialism, and socialism into his 90s on the eve of the First World War. As he said shortly before his death, his classical liberal views had remained the same throughout his long life but the world around him had managed to turn full circle in the meantime.[1]


  1. David M. Hart. "Life and Works of Gustave de Molinari", Library of Economics and Liberty, referenced 2011-03-10.

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