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Sophisms of the Protectionists

Sophisms of the Protectionists by Frédéric Bastiat
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"To rob the public, it is necessary to deceive them," Bastiat said and believed. He reasoned, employing repetition to various applications, against fallacious arguments promoting the "Protection" of industries to the detriment of consumers and society. (Introduction by Katie Riley)

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SOPHISMS

OF THE

PROTECTIONISTS.

BY THE LATE

M. FREDERIC BASTIAT,

Member of the Institute of France .

Part I. Sophisms of Protection First Series. Part II. Sophisms of Protection Second Series. Part III. Spoliation and Law. Part IV. Capital and Interest.

TRANSLATED FROM THE PARIS EDITION OF 1863.

NEW YORK: AMERICAN FREE TRADE LEAGUE.

1870.

Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1869, by THE WESTERN NEWS COMPANY, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, for the Northern District of Illinois.

PREFACE.

A previous edition of this work has been published under the title of "Essays on Political Economy, by the late M. Frederic Bastiat." When it became necessary to issue a second edition, the Free Trade League offered to buy the stereotype plates and the copyright, with a view to the publication of the book on a large scale and at a very low price. The primary object of the League is to educate public opinion; to convince the people of the United States of the folly and wrongfulness of the Protective system... Continue reading book >>


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