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Walter Bagehot (1826—1877) political commentator, economist, and journalist


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A weekly financial and commercial review founded in 1843. James Wilson was its first editor. It advocated free trade and the repeal of the corn laws. Among its later editors was Bagehot, Wilson's son‐in‐law.

It was considerably modernized under the successful editorship of Alastair Burnet (1965–74). The contributions remain anonymous.

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