In 1819, Ricardo secured a seat in the British Parliament and became a respected political figure. His status as an eminent economist ensured that his colleagues would seek out his opinion in matters pertaining to the economy. While in office, he supported tolerance, personal freedom, restrictions on the size and scope of the state, and free trade.
The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation by David Ricardo This landmark treatise of 1817 formulated the guiding principles behind the market economy. Author Ricardo, with Adam Smith, founded the classical system of political economy, a school of thought that dominated economic policies throughout the 19th century and figured prominently in the theories of John Stuart Mill and Karl Marx.
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Is this a puppet I see before me? The director of global stage hit War Horse takes on Shakespeare - no strings attached
Members of the Bristol Old Vic company with their A Midsummer Night's Dream puppets. From left, David Ricardo Pearce as Oberon, Saskia Portway as Titania, Colin Michael Carmichael as Peaseblossom and Jon Trenchard with the puppet of Cobweb