Author: Comte de Saint-Simon
– Born October 17th, 1760 in France and died May 19th 1825 in Paris.
– Belonged to a poor aristocratic family, had a bumpy education, and joined the army at 17.
– Aided the Americans in the Revolutionary War.
– Gained wealth due to the Reign of Terror, but quickly became bankrupt and attempted to take his own life.
– Wrote during a very tumultuous time in France’s history, before industrialization.… Read the rest here
Author:(1760-1825), Also known as Claude Henri de Rouvroy, comte de Saint-Simon was a French economist who challenged his nation’s traditional economic composition. He believed that the economy should be strategically industrialized eather than run it a Laissez-faire manner. This was one of the earlier writings advocating socialism. His thinking that the common man was a hard worker demonstrates his positive reflxtion on human nature.
Context: France had always had a capitalist economic structure. Comte de Saint-Simon was a rising political figure in France. … Read the rest here
Author: Author’s name is Comte de Saint-Simon. Saint-Simon is considered to be a French social theorist (Comte de Saint-Simon 1). He was not in support of a Laissez-faire economy. Instead, Saint-Simon wanted “an industrialized state directed by science,” (Comte de Saint-Simon 1). Furthermore, Saint-Simon wanted industrialists to become enlightened and after their enlightenment, for he felt that they could help the poor. He also fought in the American Revolution.
Context: The article does not say when exactly it was written, but on Encyclopedia Britannica they make mention of many of his works. … Read the rest here
Owen, Comte de St. Simon, and Marx share similar disdain for laissez faire economies. All three vilify the effects of a free market, in stark contrast to the beliefs of Adam Smith. Owen and Comte de St. Simon are most explicit in their attacks on the free market, blaming its systems and its supporters for the overwhelming decadence of industrial Europe. They argue that laissez faire economies rewards those who exploit others while punishing those with any shred of decency or respect for their fellow man.… Read the rest here
In Comte de Saint-Simon’s The Incoherence and Disorder of Industry, Saint-Simon disapproves and criticizes laissez-faire capitalism for its brutal competitive nature. He views industrialists as self-centered and vain. He claims, “the industrialist is very little concerned about society’s interests.” Saint-Simon has a Hobbesian view on the Industrial Revolution. He suggests that when two men pursue the same career, they inevitably become enemies; their lives become nasty, short, and brutish as they seek glory over each other’s career.… Read the rest here