Thomas Hodgskin

Thomas Hodgskin (12 December 1787 – 21 August 1869) was an English socialist writer on political economy, critic of capitalism and defender of free trade and early trade unions. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the term socialist included any opponent of capitalism, at the time defined as a construed political system built on privileges for the owners of capital.[1][2][3]

Thomas Hodgskin
Born(1787-12-12)12 December 1787
Died21 August 1869(1869-08-21) (aged 81)
NationalityEnglish
CitizenshipBritish
FieldPolitical economy
InfluencesJohn Locke, Jean-Baptiste Say, Adam Smith