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Frédéric Bastiat (1801—1850) was a French economist, statesman, and author. He was the leader of the free-trade movement in France from its inception in 1840 until his untimely death in 1850. The first 45 years of his life were spent in preparation for five tremendously productive years writing in favor of freedom. Bastiat was the founder of the weekly newspaper Le Libre Échange, a contributor to numerous periodicals, and the author of sundry pamphlets and speeches dealing with the pressing issues of his day. Most of his writing was done in the years directly before and after the Revolution of 1848—a time when France was rapidly embracing socialism. As a deputy in the Legislative Assembly, Bastiat fought valiantly for the private property order, but unfortunately the majority of his colleagues chose to ignore him. Frédéric Bastiat remains one of the great champions of freedom whose writings retain their relevance. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
great book for anyone interested in economics and political philosophy. A wonderful book about the myths surrounding free trade and the myths about the benefits or protectionism. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Carlos Danger
Fredric Bastiat explains what is wrong with the misleading view of economics being taught today. I also highly recommend his book, The Law and That which is Seen and That which is... Read morePublished on February 3, 2013 by Terry L Haney