Origin of mercantilism
Examples from the Web for mercantilism
Morici blames the return of stagflation on "Chinese mercantilism" as its government fixes oil prices at home at low levels.
"If you want to know why there are riots in Egypt, it's because of Chinese mercantilism," he says.
It is a throwback to earlier days of colonialism and mercantilism and it is laden with historical memories and sensitivities.After the Rain|Sam Vaknin
Hence, Russian mercantilism was predominantly a state mercantilism.A History of Trade Unionism in the United States|Selig Perlman
Merchants accustomed to the routine of mercantilism and to state protection are pushed aside.The Stages in the Social History of Capitalism|Henri Pirenne
As long as selfishness is the rule, mercantilism, not economic laissez faire, will be king.Benjamin Franklin|Frank Luther Mott
Linen in Ireland had been a perfect type of the State-created, spoon-fed industry characteristic of the period of mercantilism.The Open Secret of Ireland|T. M. Kettle
British Dictionary definitions for mercantilism
Culture definitions for mercantilism
An economic doctrine that flourished in Europe from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries. Mercantilists held that a nation's wealth consisted primarily in the amount of gold and silver in its treasury. Accordingly, mercantilist governments imposed extensive restrictions on their economies to ensure a surplus of exports over imports. In the eighteenth century, mercantilism was challenged by the doctrine of laissez-faire. (See also Adam Smith.)