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1572460202
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Dean Russell,Frederic Bastiat
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Foundation for Economic Education; 2 edition (April 1, 1996)
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79 pages
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Bastiat, Frederic, 1801-1850 The law, Frederic Bastiat. 11. The following brief summary of Bastiat’s life and professional activi-ties is drawn primarily from Dean Russell, Frédéric Bastiat: Ideas and Influence (Irvington-on-Hudson, .

Bastiat, Frederic, 1801-1850 The law, Frederic Bastiat. 2nd ed. p. cm. Includes index Preassigned LCCN: 98-73568 ISBN 1-57246-073-3. Foundation for Economic Education, 1965); also Dean Russell, Frédéric Bastiat and the Free Trade Movement in France and England, 1840–1850 (Geneva: Imprimarie Albert Kundig, 1959); and George C. Roche

The Law (French: La Loi) is an 1850 book by Frédéric Bastiat. It was written at Mugron two years after the third French Revolution and a few months before his death of tuberculosis at age 49.

The Law (French: La Loi) is an 1850 book by Frédéric Bastiat. The essay was influenced by John Locke's Second Treatise on Government and in turn influenced Henry Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson. It is the work for which Bastiat is most famous, followed by The candlemaker's petition and the Parable of the broken window.

Frederic Bastiat explains the limitations of gov't through this very clear role of i.

Frederic Bastiat explains the limitations of gov't through this very clear role of it. Gov't cannot give that which it does not posses. The government's realm is that of justice and you cannot expect it produce prosperity no more than you can expect a carpenter to fix cars or a miner to build houses. Mr. Bastiat purposes a society where the economy controls the values of products, the law denies all forms of injustice towards a mans rights and the government is not a bureaucracy of special interest groups to meddle in social and economic affairs.

The Law. 5 19 5 Author: Frédéric Bastiat Narrator: Bernard Mayes. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain. First published as a pamphlet in June 1850, The Law is already well over 150 years old, and it will still be read when another century has passed. More information about the audiobook: Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Published: 2012-11-16 Length: 2H 7Min ISBN: 9781481537537.

Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850) was a French economist, statesman, and author. As a Deputy to the Legislative Assembly, Mr. Bastiat was studying and explaining each socialist fallacy as it appeared. He did most of his writing during the years just before - and immediately following - the Revolution of February 1848. And he explained how socialism must inevitably degenerate into communism. But most of his countrymen chose to ignore his logic.

If Bastiat were alive today, he would be disappointed with our failure to keep the law within its proper domain.

Frederic Bastiat could have easily been a fellow traveler of the signers of our Declaration of Independence. The signers’ vision of liberty and the proper role of government was captured in the immortal words: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain Unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. If Bastiat were alive today, he would be disappointed with our failure to keep the law within its proper domain. Over the course of a century and a half, we have created more than 50,000 laws.

Bastiat's essay here is timeless because applies whenever and wherever the state assumes unto itself different rules and different laws from that by which it expects other people to live.

How is it that the law enforcer itself does not have to keep the law? How. Bastiat's essay here is timeless because applies whenever and wherever the state assumes unto itself different rules and different laws from that by which it expects other people to live. And so we have this legendary essay, written in a white heat against the leaders of 19th century France, the reading of which has shocked millions out of their toleration of despotism.

The Law by Frederic Bastiat. External metadata update. 2019-03-31T16:03:58Z.

The Law, first published in 1850, is Bastiat's most famous and enduring work. The new hardcover edition of Bastiat's masterpiece features a new introduction by Sheldon Richman and a new index.
Reviews:
  • Anasius
The one dissenter of the philosophers of the day during the before and after periods of the French revolution. This man will help any American to see what is true and good about the Constitution for the United States. After all, France adopted our constitution shortly after we did .. . .. as United States born Natural persons.
  • JoJoshura
If you have already read it, read it again. If you have not read it, please consider reading this timeless piece of literature. Though it was written well over 150 years ago, Bastiat’s philosophical and eloquent description of the purpose of the law has not changed with time; his sentiments remain completely on point. In fact many of the points eluded too regarding the concerns of Liberty have been exacerbated in America’s current system.

Please read and share this classic piece of literature. Invite everyone you know to read and discus it. This is one of the most powerful and concise books on politics ever written. The way in which Mr. Bastiat illustrates his point are careful not to be inflammatory, while at the same time hard hitting.

Regardless of one’s personal political persuasion, this is a must read.
  • Terr
Frederic Bastiat makes one infallible argument for the purpose of law and the gov'ts role of enforcing it.

Law is Justice!
And Justice is not robbing one group of men for the benefit of another such as the laws of Plunder. (tariffs, subsidies, bailouts, corporate or union tax breaks)
Law is Justice!
Nor is law a way to enforce government driven philanthropy, essentially robbing one man of rightful claim to his own money and give it to another man to which it does not rightfully belong. SOCIALIST PLUNDER! Mr. Bastiat goes on to break down any attempt to justify socialist society or laws and leaves but one clear and well defined role for law that every freedom loving man can praise, that is that
LAW IS JUSTICE!

Following on with the role of Law is the need to enforce it, which is the very reason for which men make Government. Frederic Bastiat explains the limitations of gov't through this very clear role of it. Gov't cannot give that which it does not posses. The government's realm is that of justice and you cannot expect it produce prosperity no more than you can expect a carpenter to fix cars or a miner to build houses. The government is to prevent injustice, you cannot expect to build the economy, make men moral, and feed the hungry any more than you can expect to take fire to stone and expect corn to grow. It is not going to happen because it is not its purpose, it is not its role, it is not within its realm of possibility.

Mr. Bastiat purposes a society where the economy controls the values of products, the law denies all forms of injustice towards a mans rights and the government is not a bureaucracy of special interest groups to meddle in social and economic affairs.

In The Law, Frederic Bastiat defends the principle that the Law is to enforce Justice and the gov't is to enforce that just Law.
  • Karg
Mr. Bastiat clearly defines good and proper law. The Law must apply to all the people; it must not provide an advantage to only some of the people. Also, The Law should not be a tool to forcibly redistribute resources/money from taxpayers to citizens deemed (by gov’t) to be in need. His definition of Legal Plunder is straightforward and powerful. It has given me a new, clear perspective.

Most US statutes (legislation) are Legal Plunder, especially since 1900. What would the US Code look like without all laws classified as Legal Plunder? It would be rational.
  • Skunk Black
I found it fascinating that the same problems of socialism existed that long ago, and we are repeating the same mistakes today.
Quick read that breaks down problems with socialism and gives a good argument for liberty.
  • Scoreboard Bleeding
Bastiat's seminal work, The Law describes how power and the law are intertwined, the role of government and the individual and the elements of law and liberty. A libertarian treatise.
  • Mr.Champions
This book is an essay by French economist Frederic Bastiat written in 1850. The book clearly explains the true role of law in a free society and critiques the perversion of law by socialists and collectivists. The law should exist to collectively provide defense of liberty, property, and individual rights. The law is perverted when it does other things which inevitably infringe on liberty, property, and individual rights--no matter how noble or charitable on the surface. The book makes clear so much of what is wrong with US government today and once again proves there is nothing new under the sun.