The Law

The Law

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The Law, original French title La Loi, is a 1849 book by Frédéric Bastiat. It was published one year after the third French Revolution of 1848 and one year before his death of tuberculosis at age 49. The essay was influenced by John Locke's Second Treatise on Government and in turn influenced Henry Hazlitt's Economics in One Lesson. It is the work for which Bastiat is most famous along with The candlemaker's petition and the Parable of the broken window.

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Book Details  

Language: English

Published in: 1849

Translator: Patrick James Stirling

Word count: 16,611 words (≈ about 1 hour)


Copyright: Public Domain

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