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Frederic Bastiat

Frederic Bastiat
Frederic Bastiat

Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850 ) was the great French liberal economist, philosopher, polemicists, and journalist. 

Frederic Bastiat's Articles and Posts

The Law (3) Books
The Law

Frederic Bastiat's timeless defense of liberty for all. Once read and understood, nothing ever looks the same. 

That Which Is Seen and that Which Is Not Seen Articles
That Which Is Seen and that Which Is Not Seen
In the department of economy, an act, a habit, an institution, a law, gives birth not only to an effect, but to a series of effects.
What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen Media
What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen
In economics, an act, a habit, an institution, or a law produces not only one effect, but a series of effects. Of these effects, the first alone is immediate; it appears simultaneously with its cause; it is seen. The other effects emerge afterward; they are not seen. Basiat argues that a good economist must look at both the seen and unseen consequences of an action. (18:11 minutes)
Unfair Competition with the Sun Media
Unfair Competition with the Sun
Politicians often argue that cheat imports are bad for the domestic economy. In this podcast, Bastiat argues that competition from free trade actually increases domestic employment and income levels. (7:44 minutes)
The Law By Frederic Bastiat - Free Download Books
The Law By Frederic Bastiat - Free Download
War The Freeman
War
The Motive Force of Society The Freeman
The Motive Force of Society
The role of man in a harmonious universe.
Something Else The Freeman
Something Else
When it comes to protectionism, are we better able than Robinson Crusoe to see its fallacy?
Should Teen-agers Vote? The Freeman
Should Teen-agers Vote?
If voting is restricted, the reason is that each vote touches and affects everyone in the entire community.
The State The Freeman
The State
Justice Versus Restrictions On Trade The Freeman
Justice Versus Restrictions On Trade
The Candlemaker's Petition The Freeman
The Candlemaker's Petition

We candelmakers are suffer­ing from the unfair competi­tion of a foreign rival.

How to Work More and Have Less The Freeman
How to Work More and Have Less
Robinson Crusoe and Free Trade The Freeman
Robinson Crusoe and Free Trade
The Tax Collector The Freeman
The Tax Collector
Freedom In Transactions The Freeman
Freedom In Transactions

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