That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Not Seen: The Unintended Consequences of Government Spending Paperback – 3 Dec 2011
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His thoughts are clear and incisive and his writing style succinct and diverting.He can be seen as pre-dating the Austrian school of economists in their belief that all government intervention in our lives is counterproductive and injurious to the economy. Such government actions are also unfair and prejudicial to sections of the populace in arbitrarily favouring others.
Bastiat shows that government statements as to its intent behind the policies are misleading and never stand up to close analysis. He gives numerous examples of this which includes the famous "broken window" example.
Having read this volume and the more famous "The Law", I purchased the entire collection of Bastiat's work entitled, "The Collection" in two volumes from the Mises Institute in America. They make fascinating reading from a writer concerned always to remind the reader not to fall into the passivity which the State in all its forms would wish you to do.
Buy as much of Bastiat as you can. He repays the cost many times over.
No prior knowledge of economics is necessary.
A must-have on every shelf.
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It is short and to the point. Brilliant.
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