ECONOMIST

Silvio Gesell

1862 - 1930

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Johann Silvio Gesell (German: [ɡəˈzɛl]; 17 March 1862 – 11 March 1930) was a German-Argentine economist, merchant, and founder of Freiwirtschaft. His economic prescriptions fit within the anti-capitalist free market framework of Liberal socialism. In 1900 he founded the magazine Geld-und Bodenreform (Monetary and Land Reform), but it soon closed for financial reasons. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Silvio Gesell has received more than 188,343 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Silvio Gesell is the 115th most popular economist (down from 83rd in 2019), the 163rd most popular biography from Belgium (down from 124th in 2019) and the most popular Economist.

Silvio Gesell was a German economist and social activist who proposed a system of money called "free money" which would be issued by the state. The amount of free money would be determined by the amount of goods and services produced by the economy. Gesell believed that this system would cause the price of goods to drop, increase demand, and lead to a stable economy.

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Among ECONOMISTS

Among economists, Silvio Gesell ranks 115 out of 315Before him are Tjalling Koopmans, Robert J. Shiller, Jean Tirole, Lorenz von Stein, Kristalina Georgieva, and Robert B. Wilson. After him are Thomas J. Sargent, Rudolf Hilferding, William Beveridge, Jean Charles Léonard de Sismondi, Finn E. Kydland, and Thomas Schelling.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1862, Silvio Gesell ranks 35Before him are Mary Kingsley, Infanta Maria Antonia of Portugal, Mori Ōgai, Edith Wharton, Siegbert Tarrasch, and Aurel Stein. After him are Maurice Barrès, Georges Feydeau, Ugyen Wangchuck, Leonid Pasternak, Théo van Rysselberghe, and Vito Cascio Ferro. Among people deceased in 1930, Silvio Gesell ranks 27Before him are Siegfried Wagner, Ahmad Shah Qajar, Sakichi Toyoda, Wilfrid Voynich, Archduchess Elisabeth Franziska of Austria, and Adolf von Harnack. After him are Luigi Facta, Leopold Auer, Jules Pascin, Yang Kaihui, Giulio Douhet, and Otto Mueller.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Silvio Gesell ranks 163 out of 1,019Before him are John I, Duke of Brabant (1252), Bavo of Ghent (589), Blanche of Namur (1320), Princess Louise of Belgium (1858), André Franquin (1924), and Pierre De Geyter (1848). After him are Zénobe Gramme (1826), Bernard van Orley (1487), Laura Marx (1845), Heinrich Isaac (1450), Victor Serge (1890), and Cipriano de Rore (1515).

Among ECONOMISTS In Belgium

Among economists born in Belgium, Silvio Gesell ranks 1After him are Gustave de Molinari (1819), Philippe Van Parijs (1951), Bernard Lietaer (1942), and Gunter Pauli (1956).