(1st original edition)
(1st translated edition,
part of "Essays on Political Economy")
|Original title||La Loi|
Patrick James Stirling|
(w changes by David Wells)
|Series||Essays on Political Economy|
|Publisher||G.P. Putnams & Sons|
The Law, original French title La Loi, is an 1850 essay by French economist Frédéric Bastiat. It was written at Mugron two years after the third French Revolution and a few months 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 candlemakers' petition and the Parable of the broken window.
- Although Hazlitt was more influenced by "Ce qu'on voit et ce qu'on ne voit pas", as he mentions in the foreword to his book
- The Bastiat Collection
- "That Which Is Seen, and That Which Is Not Seen"
- Economic Sophisms
- Resources page at Mises.org (including full text)
- Articles, essays and reviews