Title page from The Best of Bastiat 3.3: The Utopian

Part of: The Best of Bastiat The Best of Bastiat 3.3: The Utopian

The Best of Bastiat (BOB) is a collection of some of the best material in Liberty Fund’s edition of The Collected Works of Frédéric Bastiat (2011-). These extracts should be useful in the classroom, or discussion groups. This pamphlet is one of Bastiat’s sophisms in which he imagines himself to be a politician who has the power to radically liberalize society from the top down but pulls back from doing so because he doesn’t have the support of the people.