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Author: Frédéric Bastiat
Publisher: Irvington-on-Hudson, N.Y. : Foundation for Economic Education, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Statesman, essayist and economist, Frederic Bastiat is a renowned champion of individual freedom and THE LAW.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frédéric Bastiat
ISBN: 1572460733 9781572460737
OCLC Number: 42976725
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xiv, 79 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Life is a gift from God --
What is law? --
A just and enduring government --
The complete perversion of the law --
A fatal tendency of mankind --
Property and plunder --
Victims of lawful plunder --
The results of legal plunder --
The fate of non-conformists --
Who shall judge? --
The reason why voting is restricted --
The answer is to restrict the law --
The fatal idea of legal plunder --
Perverted law causes conflict --
Slavery and tariffs are plunder --
Two kinds of plunder --
The law defends plunder --
How to identify legal plunder --
Legal plunder has many names --
Socialism is legal plunder --
The choice is before us --
The proper function of the law --
The seductive lure of socialism --
Enforced fraternity destroys liberty --
Plunder violates ownership --
Three systems of plunder --
Law is force --
Law is a negative concept --
The political approach --
The law and charity --
The law and education --
The law and morals --
A confusion of terms --
The influence of socialist writers --
The socialists wish to play God --
The socialists despise mankind --
A defense of compulsory labor --
A defense of paternal government --
The idea of passive mankind --
Socialist ignore reason and facts --
Socialists want to regiment people --
A famous name and an evil idea --
A frightful idea --
The leader of the democrats --
Socialists want forced conformity --
Legislators desire to mold mankind --
Legislators told how to manage men --
A temporary dictatorship --
Socialists want equality of wealth --
The error of the socialist writers --
What is liberty? --
Philanthropic Tyranny --
The socialists want dictatorship --
Dictatorial arrogance --
The indirect approach to despotism --
Napoleon wanted passive mankind --
The vicious circle of socialism --
The doctrine of the democrats --
The socialist concept of liberty --
Socialists fear all liberty --
The superman idea --
The socialists reject free choice --
The cause of French revolutions --
The enormous power of government --
Politics and economics --
Proper legislative functions --
Law and charity are not the same --
The high road to communism --
The basis for stable government --
Justice means equal rights --
The path to dignity and progress --
Proof of an idea --
The desire to rule over others --
Let us now try liberty.
Other Titles: Loi.
Responsibility: by Frederic Bastiat ; translated from the French by Dean Russell ; introduction by Walter E. Williams ; foreword by Sheldon Richman.

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Statesman, essayist and economist, Frederic Bastiat is a renowned champion of individual freedom and THE LAW.

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