Reblogging for future reference.
Essays On Political Economy, by Frèdèric Bastiat
This collection of essays contains five of the essays of this well-known and sadly all too shortly-lived French economist who explores the various ways that someone who is essentially proper and conservative can appeal to a large group of readers in speaking economic truths that are sometimes difficult to understand for many people. Two of the essays in this book I have already read and commented on at length elsewhere in my writings about this economist , namely “The Law,” which is the fifth essay here, and “That Which Is Seen, And That Which Is Unseen,” which is the second essay. The remaining three essays, though, are short but powerful examples of Bastiat’s winning graciousness and perspicacity as a writer. Namely, those essays are “Capital And Interest,” where the author provides a legitimization of interest and the productive capacity of capital, “Government,” where…
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