T. Harvey

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The Law by Frederic Bastiat
The Law by Frederic Bastiat
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On a political level, this book is often particularly agreeable, however in terms of economics it is fundamentally flawed.
I shall begin with the positives. The statement gracing the back cover, which highlights the crucial distinction between society and the state, is immensely important for any protection of individuality, liberty and property - all of which are championed in this work. As such, it follows that state organisation of human activities such as religious teaching, art and (to a certain extent) education are infringements upon liberty and thus contradict the central aim of the law - to preserve justice. To this end, `The Law' is sound.
However, Bastiat's justice is… Read more

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