mercantilism

an economic and political philosophy that stresses the development and control of tradable goods (or commodities) as a means to foster the general good or wealth of a society or country

Mercantilism

Mercantilism is an economic theory and practice, dominant in Europe from the 16th to the 18th century, that promotes governmental regulation of a nation`s economy for the purpose of augmenting state power at the expense of rival national powers. It is the economic counterpart of political absolutism. Mercantilism includes a national economic poli....
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mercantilism

[n] - an economic system (Europe in 18th C) to increase a nation`s wealth by government regulation of all of the nation`s commercial interests
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mercantilism

mercantile system noun an economic system (Europe in 18th century) to increase a nation`s wealth by government regulation of all of the nation`s commercial interests
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Mercantilism

A nationalist doctrine of one nation prospering at the expense of another nation.
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Mercantilism

An economic philosophy of the 16th and 17th centuries that international commerce should primarily serve to increase a country's financial wealth, especially of gold and foreign currency. To that end, exports are viewed as desirable and imports as undesirable unless they lead to even greater exports.
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mercantilism

economic theory and practice common in Europe from the 16th to the 18th century that promoted governmental regulation of a nation`s economy for the ... [28 related articles]
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mercantilism

Economic theory, held in the 16th-18th centuries, that a nation's wealth (in the form of bullion or treasure) was the key to its prosperity. To this end, foreign trade should be regulated to...
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mercantilism

Economic theory, held in the 16th–18th centuries, that a nation's wealth (in the form of bullion or treasure) was the key to its prosperity. To this end, foreign trade should be regulated to create a surplus of exports over imports, and the state should intervene where necessary (for example, subsidizing exports and taxing imports). The bu...
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mercantilism

mercantilism (mûr'kuntilizum) , economic system of the major trading nations during the 16th, 17th, and 18th cent., based on the premise that national wealth and power were best served by increasing exports and collecting precious metals in return. It superseded the medieval feudal organiza...
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Mercantilism

Mercantilism is the economic theory prevalent between 1500 and 1800, mainly in England and France. Its main characteristics were a belief that exports created wealth for a nation, while imports diminished wealth; that gold and silver bullion (specie) should be accumulated by a country in order to encourage trade internally; and that to achieve thes...
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