Introduction 1. The Context (I). Social and Political Augustinianism 2. The Context (II). On Some Problems in the Governing of an Ordered State 3. Equilibrium (I). The Social Classes Approach: From the "State of Innocence" to the "Polished and Magnificent State" 4. Equilibrium (II). The Market Approach: The Foundations of Equilibrium and of Free Trade 5. Destablishing Shocks (I). Court Language and Merchant Truth 6. Destablishing Shocks (II). Market Strategies: The Propagation of Disequilibrium Conclusion Appendix
"To a modern economist, the most striking feature of Buisguilbert's work is its resemblance to Keynesian economics. Facarello does s good job of sketching the main parallels. Perhaps this plaint is not so much a criticism of Facarello as it is a statement that despite his workman effort, much remains to be done. Anglo-Saxon scholards of French pre-Smithian economic though will find this book useful, if for no other reason that the dearth of secondary sources on Buisguillbert in English. This book is a welcome addition to a sparse literature in which little new or original research has emerged over the past three decades. - History of Political Economy, Robert F. Hebert, Auburn University."