Essays on Political Economy

Frederic Bastiat

This is a reprint of the 1869 first edition in English, which was translated from the Paris edition of 1869. Contents: Sophisms of Protection - First Series Sophisms of Protection - Second Series Spoliation and Law Capital and Interest From the 1869 preface: "In combating, by arguments and illustrations adapted to the comprehension of the mass of mankind, the errors and sophisms with which protectionists deceive themselves and others, M. Bastiat is the most lucid and pointed of all writers on economical science with whose works I have any acquaintance. It is not necessary to accord him a place among the architects of the science of political economy, although some of his admirers rank him among the highest. It is enough to count him among the greatest of its expounders and demonstrators."

Essays on Political Economy