- Say preceded Mises by over a century in describing a deductive methodology for economics. Say didn’t invent an awkward new word (“praxeology”) like Mises did: he just called it what it was.
- Say’s criticisms of the physiocrats and Baconian induction reminds me of contemporary criticism of much macroeconomics.
- Say: “nations seldom derive any benefit from the lessons of experience” … and Rothbard explains why.
- I like the reference to economics as one of the “moral sciences”. This could lead to a whole new area of study!
All in all, this article was very much worth the time.