The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

2018 Edition
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Gesell, Silvio (1862–1930)

  • Victoria Chick
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Gesell was born in Germany but emigrated to the Argentine in 1886, where he was so successful as an importer that he retired to Switzerland in 1900 to farm and to continue to write. The ‘retirement’ included a return to the Argentine to manage his late brother’s business and an involvement in Bavarian politics at their most chaotic. As a deposed minister of finance he was tried for high treason, and acquitted.


Depressions Gesell S. Hoarding Land nationalization Stamped money principle 

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