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While he was arguing for free trade, he came up with the idea of comparative costs, which are today called comparative advantages. His idea explained that a country that trades for products that it can get at lower prices from another country is better off than if it had made the products at home. Economists use his reasoning today to explain why agricultural price supports do not help farmers but do make owners of farmland wealthier...
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David Ricardo took economics to a completely different level than ever before. He formalized the Classical System more clearly than it had ever been done. He developed what became known as the "Classical" or "Ricardian" School throughout Great Britain and other places. Awhile after Ricardo's death, Piero Sraffa finally solved the "invariable measure of value," and sparked interest in Ricardo's theory again...
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