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A Plan of the English Commerce: Being a Compleat Prospect of the Trade of This Nation, As Well the Home Trade As the Foreign is perhaps chief among Daniel Defoe's tracts dealing with economic issues. In it he argues that the employment of labour on the working up of domestic produce, particularly wool, would be the true path to prosperity.
In the tract Defoe describes how the Tudors, Henry VII and Elizabeth I, developed England’s woollen manufacturing industry, by use of policies which would now be described assubsidies
distribution of monopoly rights
government-sponsored industrial espionage.
A Plan of the English Commerce Wikipedia
Defoe, Daniel (1728). A Plan of the English Commerce: Being a Compleat Prospect of the Trade of This Nation, As Well the Home Trade As the Foreign, Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc; 2 Reprint edition (June 1967) ISBN 0-678-00316-5, ISBN 978-0-678-00316-9