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Economic Sophisms / Edition 1

Economic Sophisms / Edition 1

by Frederic Bastiat


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Economic Sophisms / Edition 1

The first part of Frederic Bastiat's "two great works on Political Economy," Economic Sophisms serves to educate and inform the masses about the dangers and restrictions of the Protectionist school of Economic thought in 19th century France. In a debate that still rages today over which economic policy is best for the people, Bastiat delivers a detailed, well thought out argument for free trade. The first series analyzes the propaganda of Protectionism while offering new concepts and comparisons. The second series in the book gives in depth critiques of the consequences of Protection and the benefits of Free Trade.
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: 2900910614145
Publisher: Foundation for Economic Education, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/1996
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 291
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) was a French economist, statesman, and author. He was the leader of the free-trade movement in France from its inception in 1840 until his untimely death in 1850. The first 45 years of his life were spent in preparation for five tremendously productive years writing in favor of freedom. Bastiat was the founder of the weekly newspaper Le Libre Échange, a contributor to numerous periodicals, and the author of sundry pamphlets and speeches dealing with the pressing issues of his day. Most of his writing was done in the years directly before and after the Revolution of 1848-a time when France was rapidly embracing socialism. As a deputy in the Legislative Assembly, Bastiat fought valiantly for the private property order, but unfortunately the majority of his colleagues chose to ignore him. Frédéric Bastiat remains one of the great champions of freedom whose writings retain their relevance.

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