Anne Robert Jacques Turgot

image alt text...Anne Robert Jacques Turgot (1727-1781) is a French economist who was also minister of King Louis XVI. His attempts to impose liberal reforms in the 1770’s (free trade in corns and cutting down government expenses) made him unpopular in the corridors of power.


Reflections on the Formation and Distribution of Riches, available from the LibertyFund Library of Liberty.