Frédéric Bastiat

Essays on Political Economy


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Bastiat asserted that the only purpose of government is to defend the right of an individual to life, liberty, and property. From this defin…

Sophisms of the Protectionists


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"To rob the public, it is necessary to deceive them," Bastiat said and believed. He reasoned, employing repetition to various appl…

Short Nonfiction Collection Vol. 002


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A collection of ten short nonfiction works in the public domain. The essays, speeches and reports included in this collection were independ…

Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, volume 04


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The Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, is a work of enormous proportions. Setting out with the simple goal of offer…

Capital and Interest


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Frédéric Bastiat was an early 19th century French economist/statesman whose common sense essays tried to battle the rise of so…

The Law


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"The law perverted! The law—and, in its wake, all the collective forces of the nation. The law, I say, not only diverted from its prope…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 066


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Twenty short nonfiction works chosen by the readers. "Why Women Should Vote" (Jane Addams, 1910) is one of several selections devo…

Short Nonfiction Collection, Vol. 060


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Fifteen short nonfiction works in the public domain independently chosen by the readers. Volume 60 features excerpts from two German philoso…

Anthologie


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G. Flaubert : « Imaginez que, dans chaque commune, il y ait un bourgeois, un seul, ayant lu Bastiat, et que ce bourgeois-là soi…

L’État


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« L’État, ce n’est ou ce ne devrait être autre chose que la force commune instituée, non pour être entre tou…