The Law is Frédéric Bastiat’s timeless defense of the free society. With his characteristically clear writing, Bastiat lays out the formula for the proper role of the state in a free society.
Nobel laureate F. A. Hayek called Bastiat a “publicist of genius.” The great economist Ludwig von Mises saluted Bastiat’s immortal contributions. Best-selling economics journalist Henry Hazlitt marveled at Bastiat’s uncanny clairvoyance. Intellectual historian Murray N. Rothbard said Bastiat was “indeed a lucid and superb writer, whose brilliant and witty essays and fables to this day are remarkable and devastating demolitions of protectionism and of all forms of government subsidy and control.”
This edition of The Law, translated into English by Dean Russell, is published by the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE), and features a foreword by famed economist Walter Williams.