Soddy’s views of money and economics are based upon an energy theory .. [[# _ednref13|[xiii]]] Frederick Soddy, CARTESIAN ECONOMICS. Cartesian Economics, The Bearing of Physical Science upon State Stewardship is a compilation of two lectures given by Frederick Soddy to the student unions. Cartesian Economics: The Bearing of Physical Science Upon State Stewardship: Two Lectures to the Frederick Soddy QR code for Cartesian Economics.

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Hermann L F Von Helmholtz. George W M Reynolds. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. The lectures were the first of four works written between and that applied the concepts of hard science to the economy.

Cartesian Economics : The Bearing of Physical Science Upon State Stewardship

Though Soddy’s ideas were largely rejected at the time, much of his theories are rooted in real-world examples and mirrored in other aspects of life-like the laws of thermodynamics.


Soddy’s main arguments are against the concepts of debt and wealth.

He likens the economy to frededick machine, which must draw energy from outside itself and which cannot forever recycle that energy to create more energy. Similarly, economists posited that debt could produce more wealth, and thus fuel an economy.

Cartesian economics [microform]; the bearing of physical science upon state stewardship

Soddy argued instead that debt destroyed wealth, eating it up until there was more debt in a society than wealth, making it unsustainable. These lectures are poignant, and highly applicable to the economic situation at the beginning of the 21st century.

They will interest burgeoning and seasoned economists freddrick for a new perspective. He worked with physicist Earnest Rutherford to explain radioactivity, contributing to the discovery of nuclear technology.

Soddy also wrote several books on the theory of political economy, which he based on his scientific background and knowledge. InSoddy was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry.

The lunar crater is named after him, as well as the uranium ecinomics Soddyite. The Best Books of Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Looking for beautiful books? Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.


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