The Law Kindle Edition

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About the Author

Claude Frederic Bastiat est ne en 1801 et mort en 1850. Economiste et homme politique, il developpera l idee du libre-echange, concurrence tout en opposition au socialisme ou au colonialisme. Membre du parlement, ses votes iront tantot a gauche, tantot a droite.

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  • File Size: 196 KB
  • Print Length: 46 pages
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  • Publisher: Misbach Enterprises (June 1, 2008)
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2008
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001B5VPXY
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By Neil Chilson on March 6, 2011
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I read this short book in a single sitting. Originally published in 1850, "The Law" is a surprisingly current analysis of the role of law in human society, and of the causation and negative effects of expanding the law beyond its proper role. It is a very succinct and punchy argument for the importance of liberty.

One note: Bastiat quotes at some length from contemporaries. The Kindle edition formats these quotes inconsistently, sometimes italicizing and sometimes not. Due to this inconsistency, I occasionally found it difficult to distinguish the quotes from Bastiat's own writing.
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I read the "Communist Manifesto" recently that a friend lent to me. I learned a lot about communism from reading it. It made me even more glad that I am not a communist.

This same friend also lent me the book "The Law." After reading it, I decided to purchase it for reference. The book is about economic theory from a legal standpoint. I agree with the author's viewpoint to a great extent. It is a different way to explain capitalism.

I liked this book a lot. I highly recommend to others.
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This book was absolutely amazing. I read it now, as a 27 year old military veteran trying to make sense of what is going on in the free market and I see we don't even have a free market. I get introduced to a couple crazy ideas about history predicting the mess we are in and I find things like "War is a Racket" and "The law" and I have to sit back and be amazed about how it took me 27 years to really look at how we got to where we are. So much wasted time thinking obscure thoughts for entertainment purposes. Thankfully things like that have stood the test of time for new generations to latch on to.
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Required reading for anyone wishing to educate themselves on the role of Law and Governement. Asks, and answeres, a lot of the very basic questions about the rights & responsibilities of individuals and governance.

First 1/2 of the book is logical, theoretical mind exercise. 2nd half debunks/analyzes various other governance theories popular at the time (1850's, Frnace). Much still applies.

Only drawback is it may make you weep at how far America has fallen from it's founding principals.
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This book helped me develop another perspective on the law, what it is , can be, and most importantly should be restrained to remaining. Law is a basic and equal Justice for all. It does not meddle in affairs is does not naturally contain. It is not a tool to force conformity. It is not a science experiment for the would be omnipotent legislator.

Law is organized justice which defends life, property, and liberty.

The knowledge in this book far exceeds the .99 cent price tag.

I would recommend this to anyone, especially the individuals making our laws.
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Very indightful book that clearly delineates where Law breaks from God's will and plan. Shows the inherent weaknesses behind a humanistic philosophy and approach to life. This early revelation on the errors on socialistic principles id well worth your time. A primer in apologetics.
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Very interesting the foresight and understanding that Frederick Bastiat had of government and its true role in past, present and future society. Even eerie to a point. I highly recommend to anyone looking for a very thoughtful understanding of governing types and styles and how they affect the people. Bastiat was way ahead of his time.
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It is a tragedy that this book is not taught in schools. Of course, that would not be tolerated by today's government, as this book clearly and methodically points out everything that is wrong with American government today (and, indeed, with every government in the world). highly recommended.
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