Essays on political economy

Essays on political economy This volume is produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library s preservation reformatting program

This volume is produced from digital images created through the University of Michigan University Library s preservation reformatting program.

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Essays on political economy

  1. Claude Fr d ric Bastiat 29 June 1801 24 December 1850 was a French classical liberal theorist, political economist, and member of the French assembly.

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  1. Frederic Bastiat is an economic genius His work is timeless because he excoriates a government that steals from one group to give to another under the rubric of welfare, or helping the downtrodden By definition it is stealing from one group to enrich another The government, be it 19th century France, or 21st century America strange how he praises mid 1800 s America except for slavery because of their economic freedoms, which we ve since given up will laud the impulse they have exerted on the eco [...]

  2. Bastiat, in his usual entertaining, simple style outlines what seem to be complicated questions of economics and not only makes them accessible, but makes clear the costs and benefits of each proposed path and its opposite Some may question whether there is any benefit to reading a Frenchman writing in the first half of the 19th century yet the questions he faced are the same that plague us today, and we would do well to consider how the solutions we have been bringing to bear for decades are ac [...]

  3. it all comes to the same thing political economy, justice, good sense, are all the same thing while this book is not flawless, its central message is of the utmost importance for Humanity and Civilization Liberty brings the development and prosperity of Mankind and Economics is the science that shows how this is true All those econometrics of nowadays are just mist that is shrouding common sense and the efforts of fellow human beings to aspire to a better life.This book was released in 1874, the [...]

  4. Ugh I enjoy reading Bastiat because his prose is well worded, but the content is the exact same drivel I hear from intelligent libertarians today.He tosses out a lot of explanations that were great then but which have since been amended and debunked It s got holes in it, just like those modern libertarian arguments And that is honestly exhausting To me, it has always seemed that libertarian economics should be called Econ for people who only ever took intro economics F Taking from one man to giv [...]

  5. Essays on Political Economy is the first work I have ever read by Bastiat beyond quotes and excerpts I come away very impressed with his lines of reasoning and his simple examples to depict complicated economic interactions and concepts Bastiat is a precursor to the Austrian school of economics he believes that government intervention in the economy does harm than good and that paper money is extremely dangerous He believes that government should exist only to protect private property, which B [...]

  6. Where the purpose of the book The Law by Mr.Bastiat ends, the necessity of his Essays on Political Economy begins.Originally published as a pamphlet, The Law was written to appeal the public at large It flows with brilliant eloquence, with sentences constructed in active voice, instructing, revealing and lambasting the over reach of the government in formation of law to use it as a tool of plunder, instead of employing the same to protect the liberty and property of man He had further explained [...]

  7. This is a good and easy to read collection of Bastiat s polemical, witty and sharp essays.It includes the ever green The Law , which is a fantastic piece of polemical writing in the right libertarian tradition I have reviewed it elsewhere it remains fantastic That Which is Seen is a rhetorical masterpiece It contains the famous broken window fallacy but it treats a whole plethora of subjects under the sun that which is seen , and in the shadows that which is not seen The rhetorical exposition of [...]

  8. Everyone should require themselves to read this book Though written in the middle of the 19th century in France, it addresses the important policy questions facing the citizens of the United States and indeed other nations as well in a manner so timely one is reminded of the line in Ecclesiastes, w hat has been will be again, what has been done will be done again there is nothing new under the sun It s translation is in the public domain and available for free at gutenberg Stylistically certain [...]

  9. ALGUNS DOS ENSAIOS mais importantes de Bastiat sobre economia pol tica escritos em estilo bem humorado e did tico que impressionam por terem sido produzidos h mais de 160 anos.No cl ssico O Que Se V E O Que N o Se V , o autor revela os efeitos negativos e nocivos de a es governamentais aparentemente positivas Em O Estado , Bastiat busca por uma defini o para o termo t tulo e acaba por encontrar aquela que acabou se tornando uma de suas cita es mais famosas Em Peti o ele simula uma divertida dema [...]

  10. This text presents a very convincing argument for classical liberalism, provided that you aren t bothered by its total lack of cited evidence However, what is seen and what is not seen is a very useful heuristic for auto optimization.

  11. That which is Seen is probably one of the best political economic essays in existence If only this was required reading in high school, Bryan Caplans Myth of the Rational Voter may not have been necessary.

  12. Not as concise a treatise as The Law, but it deserves four stars simply for containing the broken window fallacy So eloquent and so simple, but apparently beyond the comprehension of Paul Krugman.

  13. This is where you start Bastiat accurately analyzes, dissects and destroys one fallacy and false view after another He covers economics, government, consequences and the law This is a must read.

  14. Sensacional Bastiat um autor que todos deveriam ler Seus textos s o simples e, ao mesmo tempo, poderosos e atuais.

  15. A series of essays by Bastiat focusing on the duties of government in relation to the liberties of individuals

  16. Everyone s reading Hayek s The Road to Serfdom lately this guy s worth the time invested in making economic reality comprehensible.

  17. Fant stico, de leitura f cil e clara.Um livro que todo mundo que se interessa por economia deve ler A leitura f cil, sem termos t cnicos, e os exemplos continuam atuais.

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