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The bulk of what is commonly called "mercantilist literature" appeared in the 1620s in Great Britain.

Mercantilism is described in multiple online sources, as addition to our editors' articles, see section below for printable documents, Mercantilism books and related discussion.

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Mercantilism An Outline
The mercantilists were “Pamphleteers” rather than a school of thought.
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What is Mercantilism? ►England followed this theory with the 13 colonies.
Mercantilism Overview
Mercantilism, the Enlightenment, and the IndustrialRevolution
1Of the forty five references to Heckscher's work on Mercantilism in the two leading decades.
Time to End Rampant Mercantilism
By Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. Time to End Rampant Mercantilism.

Suggested News Resources

Tapping Into Ancient Mercantilism: Corporate Social Responsibility and
"There is little interest in sustainable investment in India's rapidly growing mutual fund and life insurance market at the current time.
Lake view: Aerotropolis, the “China Hub”
It does not promote capitalism but mercantilism. Mercantilism was popular in Europe during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
Nobody Wants A Strong Currency
The world of policy-making is dominated by Mercantilism and Keynesianism. Under the Mercantilist way of thinking, the greater the level of goods exports relative to goods imports, the better.
Gordon Chang: "The Chinese have a right to maintain mercantilist practices
Apart from violations of their trading obligations, the Chinese have a right to maintain mercantilist practices. Yet we have every right to counter them. We designed the scaled tariff as a WTO-legal way that countries can counter mercantilism.
Emphasis on public purchasing power to cheer markets
Stressing that the Western economies have resorted to mercantilism again, Bocutoğlu said: “There are substantial incentives for local production in almost all big economies. All advanced economies including the US are going back to mercantilism.

Suggested Web Resources

Mercantilism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mercantilism is the economic doctrine that says government control of foreign trade is of paramount importance for ensuring the prosperity and security of a state.
Mercantilism: The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics | Library of
Article in the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics by Laura LaHaye.
Mercantilism - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster
Mercantilism was the theory of trade which stated that a nation should export more than it imported and accumulate gold to make up the difference.

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