School of Thought: The Manchester School
The name “Manchester School” is given to the group of economists, businessmen, and lobbyists who campaigned in England in the mid-19th century for free trade, reduced government regulation of the economy (in othe words for a policy of laissez-faire), and an non-interventionist foreign policy (the so-called “Little Englanders”). They got their name from the fact that some of their leading members, such as Ricahrd Cobden, were manufacturers based in the English industrial city of Manchester.
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For additional information about the Manchester School see in the Forum: Timeline on the Manchester School.
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