Great economists by birthday

The list is arranged both by name and by date. 

Today, of course, is the birthday of Sir Isaac Newton.  Yes, he was also an economist.  Here are his writings on money, which were an offshoot of his work at the Royal Mint.  Newton promoted bimetallism and went to great lengths to fight counterfeiters.  This latter campaign included both new means of executing and torturing them, and dressing up in disguise and catching them in the street.


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