John Stuart Mill, Political Economist
By Quentin P. Taylor
Although John Stuart Mill (1806 1873) is remembered today for writing On Liberty and other works of social philosophy, for almost half a century he was best known for his leading treatise, Principles of Political Economy. A close reading of this influential work reveals that Mills political commitment was not to free-market liberalism, as most scholars maintain, but rather to socialism.
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