"To suppose all consumers to be dupes, and all merchants and manufacturers to be cheats, has the effect of authorizing them to be so, and of degrading all the working members of the community."
Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot, Baron de Laune, often referred to as Turgot (10 May 1727 – 18 March 1781), was a French economist and statesman. Today he is best remembered as an early advocate for economic liberalism.
- Biography of A.R.J. TURGOT (1727-1781) Brief, Lucid, and Brilliant, by Murray N.Rothbard.
- Turgot on Wikipedia
- Life and Works of Anne Robert Jacques Turgot by David M. Hart, with bibliography
- Institut Turgot (French)
- The Brilliance of Turgot by Murray N. Rothbard, from An Austrian Perspective on the History of Economic Thought, vol. 1, Economic Thought Before Adam Smith. October 2010