The Law – Frederic Bastiat

$4.00

3 in stock

SKU: THELAWBASTIAT Category:

Description

The Law – Frederic Bastiat

Full of truths that are not merely relevant, but are absolutely vital to our future. — Congressman Dick Armey  No work before or since has made such a compelling case for freedom. Bastiat’s message will influence students of liberty for years to come. — Andrea Millen Rich, Laissez Faire Books   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.

Additional information

Weight 0.60 lbs

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Only logged in customers who have purchased this product may leave a review.

Product Enquiry