Title page from Economic Sophisms (FEE ed.)

Economic Sophisms (FEE ed.)

The Foundation for Economic Eduction translation of Bastiat’s series of short essays in which he tries to correct common misunderstandings about the free market. A new translation of this work by Liberty Fund is available online - Economic Sophisms. See also the Summary of the Bastiat Project for more information..

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Liberty

[The King] “… Is this all?” [[Utopian Prime Minister] “I have scarcely begun.” “I beg you, let me into your other Utopian plans.” “I have lost 60 million on salt and the postal services. I have recovered them on Customs duties, which have given me something even more precious.” “And what is that,…