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Cantillon's Early Career

Antoin E. Murphy

in Richard Cantillon: Entrepreneur and Economist

Published in print January 1989 | ISBN: 9780198286820
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596681 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198286821.003.0003

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

 Cantillon's Early Career

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Cantillon's links with the Jacobite banker, Sir Daniel Arthur, are shown. Cantillon's early career is traced showing how he worked for James Brydges, later the Duke of Chandos, the Paymaster General of the Forces Abroad and one of the biggest war profiteers of the eighteenth century. Cantillon acted as a type of accountant for Brydges in Spain towards the end of the War of the Spanish Succession.

Keywords: James Brydges; banking; Duke of Chandos; Lord Carnarvon; profiteering; Sir Daniel Arthur; War of the Spanish Succession

Chapter.  8227 words. 

Subjects: History of Economic Thought

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