Talk:History of pre-classical economic thought

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 Definition The period of economic thought and theory that runs from early antiquity until past the Physiocrats and ends before Adam Smith. [d] [e]
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This article was moved from History of Ancient Economics in order to conform to Citizendium Naming conventions. The redirects were protected so they shoud still allow the links. --Matt Innis (Talk) 23:01, 1 April 2007 (CDT)

new name needed

this article is about the history of economic thought to 1776, and should say so. There is a proposal to change the Economics article to Economic Thought, History, where this article would also fit. Richard Jensen 07:47, 21 September 2007 (CDT)

Yes, I think I agree it should be merged with the new one. --Martin Baldwin-Edwards 07:54, 21 September 2007 (CDT)

The name history of pre-classical economic thought precisely states the topic of the article. "Ancient economics" implies economics, not economic thought, and of Greece and Rome, not of everything before Smith. Richard may use his comma convention in history articles, until we vote on the issue, but I draw the line there. Stated policy is not to use that comma convention. --Larry Sanger 10:06, 24 September 2007 (CDT)


I did not rewrite the article but dropped repeated duplications, as well as exaggerated claims about Ibn Khaldun (who did not have much influence beyond his lifetime. Article needs to be moved to History of economic thought, pre-classical Richard Jensen 09:41, 24 September 2007 (CDT)