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- Of, pertaining to, or believing in mercantilism.
2013 July 27, “Penury portrait”, in The Economist, volume 408, number 8846:
- According to the mercantilist thinking that dominated European thought between the 16th and 18th centuries, poverty was socially useful. True, it was miserable for the poor. But it also kept the economic engine humming by ensuring the availability of plentiful cheap labour.
mercantilist (plural mercantilists)
- One who believes in mercantilism.