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  • The Law

  • By: Frederick Bastiat
  • Narrated by: Ron Eastwood
  • Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
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How is it that the law enforcer itself does not have to keep the law? How is it that the law permits the state to lawfully engage in actions which, if undertaken by individuals, would land them in jail? These are among the most intriguing issues in political and economic philosophy. More specifically, the problem of law that itself violates law is an insurmountable conundrum of all statist philosophies. The problem has never been discussed so profoundly and passionately as in this essay by Frederic Bastiat from 1850.

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  • The book every civics teacher should read aloud.

  • By Chris Kopack on 01-15-14

Required Reading

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Reviewed: 07-06-16

This treatise is just as important and essential reading, today, as when Bastiat first published this groundbreaking arguement for Classical Liberalism.

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