The Law

The Law

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by Frederic Bastiat
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1614270570

ISBN-13: 9781614270577

Pub. Date: 06/08/2011

Publisher: Martino Fine Books

Here, in this 1850 classic, a powerful refutation of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto, published two years earlier, Bastiat discusses:

• what is law?
• why socialism constitutes legal plunder
• the proper function of the law
• the law and morality
• "the vicious circle of socialism"
• the basis for stable government

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Here, in this 1850 classic, a powerful refutation of Karl Marx's Communist Manifesto, published two years earlier, Bastiat discusses:

• what is law?
• why socialism constitutes legal plunder
• the proper function of the law
• the law and morality
• "the vicious circle of socialism"
• the basis for stable government
• and more.

French political libertarian and economist CLAUDE FRÉDÉRIC BASTIAT (1801-1850) was one of the most eloquent champions of the concept that property rights and individual freedoms flowed from natural law.

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ISBN-13:
9781614270577
Publisher:
Martino Fine Books
Publication date:
06/08/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
78
Sales rank:
89,799
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.30(d)

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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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