Which philosophy, developed by French thinkers in the eighteenth century, was described by British philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790) as “perhaps the nearest approximation to the truth that has yet been published upon the subject of political economy”?

Answer: Physiocracy. The central tenant of physiocracy was that wealth of nations was derived solely from the agricultural development of land.

Source: The History of Economic Thought – A Reader by Steven G Medema and Warren J. Samuels

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