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Walter Bagehot

Walter Bagehot ( /ˈbædʒət/ BA-jət "Badgett"; 3 February 1826 – 24 March 1877) was a British businessman, essayist, Social Darwinist and journalist who wrote extensively about literature, government, and economic affairs.

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