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Charles Fourier (1772–1837)

Fourier, François Marie Charles (fö-ryā’). A French social economist, a very original and interesting figure; born in Besançon, April 7, 1772; died in Paris, Oct. 10, 1837. At first in trade, then in the army, the seeing a cargo of rice thrown into the sea to raise its price led him to attempt a reform abolishing the competitive system, by means of associated production and life in “phalansteries.” ‘The Theory of the Four Movements’ (1808); ‘The New Industrial and Social World’ (1829), and ‘False Industry’ (1835), set forth his scheme.