He was no more a disciple of Quesnay than of Adam Smith, simply because he was not an economist but a sociologist.
The prologue, written at the request of Mr. Quesnay, is as above.
No one had seriously studied the crime of Quesnay before him.
But the first and greatest of the economists properly so called was Quesnay.
Quesnay showed that gold and silver make the smallest and least important portion of the wealth of a country.
He was also a supporter of the principles of the economists, and Quesnay called him his well-beloved disciple.
She had for a 'cher ami' the greatest practical philosopher of that period, Dr. Quesnay, the founder of political economy.
This is since I spoke to Quesnay, without, however, telling him all.
According to Quesnay and the early economists, all production comes from the land.
He states himself that the affair of the Forest of Quesnay was "tragic, strange and mysterious!"