The Law

Author: Frederic Bastiat
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Comments: Written in the mid 1800's to combat the foolishness of controlled markets and socialism then taking Europe by storm. Timeless wisdom we must hear and heed in this age of bureaucracy run wild.
Description from Amazon.com: [Editor's Review] How is it that the law enforcer itself does not have to keep the law? How is it that the law permits the state to lawfully engage in actions which, if undertaken by individuals, would land them in jail? These are among the most intriguing issues in political and economic philosophy. More specifically, the problem of law that itself violates law is an insurmountable conundrum of all statist philosophies. The problem has never been discussed so profoundly and passionately as in this essay by Frederic Bastiat from 1850. The essay might have been written today. It applies to our own time. It applies in all times... [more at Amazon link below]
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