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The Law

The Law

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by Frederic Bastiat
     
 

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A response to and expansion upon John Locke's Second Treatise of Government, Frederic Bastiat's The Law is an exploration of the economic implications of freedom. Deeply concerned with the distinction between legality and legitimacy, Bastiat analyzes both concepts in his examination of the law's rightful role in society. Bastiat examines various traits and tendencies

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A response to and expansion upon John Locke's Second Treatise of Government, Frederic Bastiat's The Law is an exploration of the economic implications of freedom. Deeply concerned with the distinction between legality and legitimacy, Bastiat analyzes both concepts in his examination of the law's rightful role in society. Bastiat examines various traits and tendencies of government and the inherent dangers of allowing the government to legalize suppression of individual rights. The Law proposes that legal intervention be limited by the concept of justice alone. Bastiat's perspectives on the harnessing of government have continued to influence social, economic, and political philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456364533
Publisher:
CreateSpace
Publication date:
11/16/2010
Pages:
72
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.18(d)

Meet the Author

Frederic Bastiat, who was born two hundred years ago, was a leader of the French laissez-faire tradition in the first half of the nineteenth century. He was influenced by Cobden's Anti-Corn Law League and became a convinced free trader. Joseph Schumpeter described Bastiat as "the most brilliant economic journalist who ever lived."

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The Law 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 25 reviews.
wroberthelms More than 1 year ago
Frederic Bsstiat had the ability to explain economic principles so anyone can understand. He wrote during the French revolution of 1850 when France was taking a sharp turn to Socialism. Everything he writes conveys common sense in common language so anyone can grasp this point. If Frederic Bsstiat were alive today, he would be disappointed with our failure to keep the Law within its proper domain.
Mpower54 More than 1 year ago
Short read written a long time ago in France. Amazing how even now this book can teach the dangers of liberalism. I highly recommend reading this book to understand why the "nanny state" does not ever work. Read this book!
Taylanator More than 1 year ago
This is a great book, very few errors in the OCR I believe. Bastiat was someone who was willing to call socialism exactly what it really was/is: Legal plunder. This book is still incredibly accurate and relevant to our day. I recommend this book to anyone interested in conservative and libertarian ideology. Freedom Works! Liberty is the answer!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is one of the best books I have ever read. Written by the author, Frederic Bastiat, while he knew he was dying in 1850, he left a gift to this world. Every sentence carries significant weight. Each page builds your understanding, yet you can open to any page and read it and it makes sense as he discusses and addresses a particular issue. Incredible. Everyone from High School up through adults and our senior citizens should read this piece of work. The Law, A Blueprint for a JUST Society. It is what we need in the U.S. today!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great insight to the tyrannical government that we are now tolerating in the United States. A great read.
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