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The Law


Originally published in June of 1850, this book which is now more than one-hundred fifty years old is still one of the most popular books published. ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.875
Alan L E

Everyone should read

by Alan L E on Mar 17, 2011

This book was written in a time when people were thinking, not opining. If one is truly interested in freedom and how laws are written and the rationale behind those written laws should read this book. More


Short but to the point; easy but powerful

by Khlit on Jun 22, 2009

This very short book is a very powerful treatise in favor of natural law, the free market, capitalism, the private sector, and limited government. Refutes the ideas of socialism very quickly and easily. Its very easy to understand and does not take long to read at all. Every US legislator should have ... More


Paradigm Shift

by ShawnCL on Jul 5, 2007

I grew up in a socialist country thinking that government intervention was a good thing. Moreover, I thought that 'rights' entailed entitlements I had on everyone else, especially the wealthy. Bastiat's work on 'The Law' challenges that whole conception from head to toe. Moreover, it is the kind of ... More


Economic version of LEX REX

by JSGINC on Jun 22, 2007

Excellent book! A necessary read for all engaged in economics and politics (hence, everybody)!!! This book should be a required reading for all university students in all disciplines. Bastiat is both brilliant and rhetorically sublime with his depth and ease of comprehension. More



by Huffy on May 24, 2007

This skinniest of wee tomes, is packed with amazing philosophical truths. In it, one of the great philosophers so clearly presents a discourse on Liberty, it can be understood by even us ordinary citizens. Many readers will have epiphanies upon learning Bastiat?s definition of the SOCIALISM, so ... More

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