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Essays on Political Economy

Frédéric Bastiat

Bastiat asserted that the only purpose of government is to defend the right of an individual to life, liberty, and property. From this definition, Bastiat concluded that the law cannot defend life, liberty and property if it promotes socialist policies inherently opposed to these very things. In this way, he says, the law is perverted and turned against the thing it is supposed to defend. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Bastiat asserted that the only purpose of government is to defend the right of an individual to life, liberty, and property. From this definition, Bastiat concluded that the law cannot defend life, liberty and property if it promotes socialist policies inherently opposed to these very things. In this way, he says, the law is perverted and turned against the thing it is supposed to defend. (Introduction by Wikipedia)
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Bastiat asserted that the only purpose of government is to defend the right of an individual to life, liberty, and property. From this definition, Bastiat concluded that the law cannot defend life, liberty and property if it promotes socialist policies inherently opposed to these very things. In this way, he says, the law is perverted and turned against the thing it is supposed to defend. (Introduction by Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

7h 16m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

35:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

27:24


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:21


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:17


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

34:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

30:45


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:06:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

37:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

40:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

45:05