Essays On Economy
Several of these essays are available in a new translation by Liberty Fund.
He led the free-trade movement in France from its inception in 1840 until his untimely death in 1850.Van Nostrand Company, Inc., 1964 ISBN 0-910614-15-6 Second printing, 1968 Third printing, 1975 Fourth printing, 1995 Fifth printing Manufactured in the United States of America Frédéric Bastiat (1801–1850) was a French economist, statesman, and author.He was the leader of the free-trade movement in France from its inception in 1840 until his untimely death in 1850.Bastiat's Life Frédéric Bastiat ZOOM Picture of Frédéric Bastiat courtesy of The Warren J. Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) merits a hallowed place in the annals of political economy.A member of the French Liberal, or laissez-faire, school of economists that included the great J. Say, Bastiat marshaled logic, clarity, and exuberant wit in the cause of understanding society, prosperity, and liberty. Joseph Schumpeter calls him “the most brilliant economic journalist who ever lived.” For the purpose of introducing the present volume, which contains some of the most successful of his writings for the general public, we might well leave it at that.One might even grant Schumpeter's harsh assessment of Bastiat that “he was not a theorist” without seriously diminishing his stature.This is necessary because some may obtain only one volume of this three-volume series, and therefore each volume has been made as self-sufficient as possible. Hayek for writing the Introduction, to Arthur Goddard, and to the William Volker Fund.The Editor wishes to express his appreciation to Seymour Cain, to W. Even those who may question the eminence of Frédéric Bastiat as an economic theorist will grant that he was a publicist of genius.Frédéric Bastiat wrote numerous essays or pamphlets which he used to promote his ideas and to combat errors.Many of his important essays or pamphlets are included in this volume.