The Law

The Law

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by Frederic Bastiat
     
 

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In The Law, Bastiat states that "each of us has a natural right - from God - to defend his person, his liberty, and his property". The State is a "substitution of a common force for individual forces" to defend this right. The law becomes perverted when it punishes one's right to self-defense in favor of another's acquired right to plunder.
Bastiat defines two

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In The Law, Bastiat states that "each of us has a natural right - from God - to defend his person, his liberty, and his property". The State is a "substitution of a common force for individual forces" to defend this right. The law becomes perverted when it punishes one's right to self-defense in favor of another's acquired right to plunder.
Bastiat defines two forms of plunder: "stupid greed and false philanthropy". Stupid greed is "protective tariffs, subsidies, guaranteed profits" and false philanthropy is "guaranteed jobs, relief and welfare schemes, public education, progressive taxation, free credit, and public works". Monopolism and Socialism are legalized plunder which Bastiat emphasizes is legal but not legitimate.

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ISBN-13:
2940013105225
Publisher:
Seven Treasures Publications
Publication date:
07/26/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
571,760
File size:
111 KB

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Law 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book for everyone interested in law and for anyone who loves liberty. Ron Paul recommended it - enough said.
Carl Hoffer More than 1 year ago
Every lover of liberty must read this
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow! Hard to believe that this book was written in the 1850s. Very timely. All of this book applies, indefinitely.
Mr_Paperman More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed the book. It was written a while ago, but a good perspective on today's political circus.
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