Essays On Political Economy.

Chicago: The Western News Company, 1869. First American edition thus. 7" x 4.5". 398pp. Green cloth with gilt spine lettering. Light general wear to cloth, pencil ownership signature, light residue on the endpaper from a clipping, else nice VG+ condition. An early American printing of the influential economic philosopher's writings. This volume includes sections entitled Sophisms of Protection, Spoliation and Law, and Capital and Interest. Bastiat was an advocate of classical economics and the economics of Adam Smith. His views favored a free market and influenced the Austrian School. He is perhaps best known for his pamphlet The Law, which defines a just system of laws and then demonstrates how such law facilitates a free society. His is also well known for the parable of the broken window, in which he introduced the concept of opportunity cost in all but name. Item #28186

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