The Best of Bastiat 2.1: The State

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The Best of Bastiat (BOB) is a collection of some of the best material in Liberty Fund’s 6 volume edition of The Collected Works of Frédéric Bastiat (2011-). They are chapter length extracts and have been formatted as pamphlets for easier distribution. They are also available in epub format. These extracts should be useful in the classroom, discussion groups, or material for a literature table for outreach. This is one of his best known pamphlets on “The State”. We include his original draft as well as the final pamphlet.

The Best of Bastiat #2.1 “The State” (September 1848) (Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 2013).


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