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Economic Sophisms

By Frédéric Bastiat
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  • ECONOMIC SOPHISMS
  • Translated From the Fifth Edition of the French, by Patrick James Stirling, LLD., F.R.S.E.
    • 1873
  • TRANSLATOR'S PREFACE.
    • P.J.S.
  • ECONOMIC SOPHISMS. FIRST SERIES.
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • I. ABUNDANCE, SCARCITY.
  • II. OBSTACLE, CAUSE.
  • III. EFFORT, RESULT.
  • IV. TO EQUALIZE THE CONDITIONS OF PRODUCTION.
  • V. OUR PRODUCTS ARE BURDENED WITH TAXES.
  • VI. BALANCE OF TRADE.
  • VII. OF THE MANUFACTURERS
  • VIII. DIFFERENTIAL DUTIES.
  • IX. IMMENSE DISCOVERY.
  • X. RECIPROCITY.
  • XI. NOMINAL PRICES.
  • XII. DOES PROTECTION RAISE THE RATE OF WAGES?
  • XIII. THEORY, PRACTICE.
  • XIV. CONFLICT OF PRINCIPLES.
  • XV. RECIPROCITY AGAIN.
  • XVI. OBSTRUCTED NAVIGATION PLEADING FOR THE PROHIBITIONISTS.
  • XVII. A NEGATIVE RAILWAY.
  • XVIII. THERE ARE NO ABSOLUTE PRINCIPLES.
  • XIX. NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE.
  • XX. HUMAN LABOUR, NATIONAL LABOUR.
  • XXI. RAW MATERIALS.
  • XXII. METAPHORS.
  • CONCLUSION.
    • END OF THE FIRST SERIES.
  • SECOND SERIES.
  • I. PHYSIOLOGY OF SPOLIATION.
    • COMMENTARY.
    • JUSTIFICATION.
  • II. TWO PRINCIPLES OF MORALITY.
  • III. THE TWO HATCHETS.
  • IV. LOWER COUNCIL OF LABOUR.
    • EFFECTS OF PROTECTION.—REPORT OF THE TAILORS.
    • EFFECTS OF PROTECTION.—REPORT OF THE BLACKSMITHS.
  • V. DEARNESS-CHEAPNESS.
    • SUPPLEMENT.*
  • VI. TO ARTISANS AND WORKMEN.
  • VII. A CHINESE STORY.
  • VIII. POST HOC, ERGO PROPTER HOC.
  • IX. THE PREMIUM THEFT.
  • X. THE TAXGATHERER.
    • Jacques Bonhomme, a Vinedresser.
  • XI. THE UTOPIAN FREE-TRADER.
  • XII. THE SALT-TAX, RATES OF POSTAGE, AND CUSTOMHOUSE DUTIES.
  • XIII. PROTECTION; OR, THE THREE CITY MAGISTRATES. Demonstration in Four
  • XIV. SOMETHING ELSE.
  • XV. THE LITTLE ARSENAL OF THE FREE-TRADER.
  • XVI. THE RIGHT HAND AND THE LEFT.
    • Report Addressed to the King.
  • XVII. DOMINATION BY LABOUR.
    • THE END.
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