14 Forced labour

At first the Swiss native Jean Sismonde de Sismondi (1773-1842) was an adherent of both Smith and Ricardo. He lived and worked in England and Italy and published very broadly. In his essay about the ‘traite des nègres’ (1814), he argued that unfree work was not productive. In his later work he drifted away from the classical emphasis on economic balance by calling attention to crises and alternating cycles triggered by underconsumption and surplus production.

De l’Intérêt de la France à l’égard de la traite des nègres

De l’intérêt de la France à l’égard de la traite des nègres
Jean Sismonde de Sismondi
Geneva etc.: Paschoud etc., 1814
Book, 15 x 23

Date: 
1814
Number: 
14

Location

Genève
Switzerland