Prepare an expository essay explaining the relationship between the Enlightenment and the formulation of political economy.

Chapter 2 of The Enlightenment ended by pointing out, �the growth of �public opinion� also itself raised a fundamental problem: that of defining the real elite.� Chapter 3 and 4 address the enlightened view of government and the political economy and concludes, �the Enlightenment in England was �the beginning of the modern economic growth.� It was certainly one of the major driving forces behind the formulation of political economy� (CAR, p. 53). Discuss what is meant by a “political economy” and how it was related to the Enlightenment.