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Money is the best rule of commerce.

 
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William Petty
William Petty
  • Born: May 26, 1623
  • Died: December 16, 1687
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Economist

Sir William Petty FRS was an English economist, physician, scientist and philosopher. He first became prominent serving Oliver Cromwell and the Commonwealth in Ireland. He developed efficient methods to survey the land that was to be confiscated and given to Cromwell's soldiers. He also remained a significant figure under King Charles II and King James II, as did many others who had served Cromwell.