Customer Reviews: The Economics of Freedom: What Your Professors Won't Tell You, Selected Works of Frederic Bastiat (Students For Liberty Library Book 1)
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on December 18, 2015
Excellent little book for any one who is willing to spend some time to understand free market economy.
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on November 20, 2015
5 stars for Bastiat, 3 stars for the aesthetics of this particular 'e-book' 'Kindle edition' layout.

I will not spend time praising Bastiat, as he's one of my favorites, and I'm certain the favorite of so many others.

However, this book needs to be gone through and 'cleaned up'. The start of new chapters need to be separated and made larger and more distinct for the reader, as they look like just another sentence following the last sentence of the previous chapter.

And more so, there are certain areas that are exceptionally distracting to read through, as the content appears to be 'slammed over' and condensed on one side of the page in a very random order. At least on my device using Kindle, there will be entire large sections and 'chunks' of content slammed to the left, and only traveling halfway across the page or so, before 'returning' down to the next line.

And what's worse is that a few random sentences within these sections behaving like this 'make it' and travel all the way to the other side, meaning you'll have 3 or 4 sentences condensed to the left, with one sentence moving all the way across. 4 or 5 more after only going halfway, and another single one going all the way again, etc, and many times throughout. This makes the layout and organization of this Kindle edition appear very sloppy, and is exceptionally distracting to the reader's eyes.

I know it happens in other areas throughout the book (if I remember correctly) but for a 'quick test', to see what I'm talking about, I see it happen at Chapter 4 : Theaters and Fine Arts. Something is wrong in the format or 'styles' perhaps when this was made.

Please fix these things, clean them up, and I'll later update my review to not reflect poorly on those of you who organized these vital works into the form they've been given! Other than that, thanks for the works from this incredible 'Classical Liberal' or very early 'Libertarian'
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on November 15, 2015
Read it!
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on July 18, 2015
Overly simplistic Ayn Rand screed. Really shallow stuff.
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on May 31, 2015
Bastiat faithfully proffers favorite arguments by liberals in support of policies critical to their agenda and exposes the flaws and misdirection in each. The tone is well-balanced and fair and starts with the presumption that each is 100 percent correct and true.
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on May 29, 2015
What a great mind. And to make it available in this format is genius. Thank you Students for Freedom. I would love to share this with all youth AND adults. Written in a way that is quick and to the point, it is a treasure of thought and correct free market economics ideas. Keep it up. Come out with a 2nd edition please! Then, mail it to every member of our three branches of government...and to the state legislatures...and every news anchor on CNN, MSNBC, and FOX News...etc...
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on April 26, 2015
Interesting and easy to understand book on why we should all be suspicious of economists, professors, and politicians who pretend to know what's best for the economy by enacting policies that transfer wealth from society to interest groups. Bastiat concludes that as a result of political interference with the free market, society as a whole suffers from the loss of wealth that otherwise could have been created if the state had not siphoned it away as taxes.

The included essay by Tom Palmer is also helpful in debunking free market myths created by modern liberals and socialists. Palmer shows that the free market is a moral process of distributing wealth, and that these critics don't understand how capitalism actually works. Highly recommend this book to everyone.
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on March 4, 2015
great book everyone with a brain should read this,
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on February 12, 2015
Very heavy reading. Recommend only for political majors
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on December 29, 2014
I wish Monsieur Bastiat were alive today so I could buy him a beer (on the free market of course). Great common sense reading. It's hard to believe how little things have changed despite all of our learnings.
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