Economic Sophisms

Frédéric Bastiat
Bastiat, Frédéric
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Arthur Goddard, trans.
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Irvington-on-Hudson, NY: The Foundation for Economic Education, Inc.
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Introduction by Henry Hazlitt
Table of Contents
About the Author
Preface to the English-Language Edition, by Arthur Goddard
Introduction, by Henry Hazlitt
Author's Introduction to the French Edition
I. First Series
I.1. Abundance and Scarcity
I.2. Obstacle and Cause
I.3. Effort and Result
I.4. Equalizing the Conditions of Production
I.5. Our Products Are Burdened with Taxes
I.6. The Balance of Trade
I.7. A Petition
I.8. Differential Tariffs
I.9. An Immense Discovery!
I.10. Reciprocity
I.11. Money Prices
I.12. Does Protectionism Raise Wage Rates?
I.13. Theory and Practice
I.14. Conflict of Principles
I.15. Reciprocity Again
I.16. Obstructed Rivers as Advocates for the Protectionists
I.17. A Negative Railroad
I.18. There Are No Absolute Principles
I.19. National Independence
I.20. Human vs. Mechanical Labor and Domestic vs. Foreign Labor
I.21. Raw Materials
I.22. Metaphors
I.23. Conclusion
II. Second Series
II.1. The Physiology of Plunder
II.2. Two Systems of Ethics
II.3. The Two Hatchets
II.4. Subordinate Labor Council
II.5. High Prices and Low Prices
II.6. To Artisans and Laborers
II.7. A Chinese Tale
II.8. Post Hoc, Ergo Propter Hoc
II.9. Robbery by Subsidy
II.10. The Tax Collector
II.11. The Utopian
II.12. Salt, the Postal Service, and the Tariff
II.13. Protectionism, or the Three Aldermen
II.14. Something Else
II.15. The Little Arsenal of the Freetrader
II.16. The Right Hand and the Left
II.17. Domination through Industrial Superiority
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