The Law (LvMI)

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The Law By  Frederic Bastiat and Tom DiLorenzo

The Law (LvMI)How is it that the law enforcer itself does not have to keep the law? How is it that the law permits the state to lawfully engage in actions that, if undertaken by individuals, would land them in jail?

These are among the most intriguing questions in political and economic philosophy. They apply in every way to our own time — to whenever and wherever the state creates for itself different rules and different laws from those by which it expects other people to live. The problem of law that itself violates law is an insurmountable conundrum of all statist philosophies.

The problem of unjust law has never been discussed so profoundly and passionately as in this 1850 essay by Frederic Bastiat. This legendary essay, written in a white heat of anger against the leaders of 19th-century France, shocked millions out of their toleration of despotism — which is precisely why so many people credit it for first showing them the light of liberty.

This new edition from the Mises Institute revives a glorious translation that circulated in Britain in the generation that followed Bastiat’s death, and has been out of print for over a hundred years. This translation — a more sophisticated, more substantial, and more precise rendering than any in print — provides further insight into Bastiat’s argument in one of the most penetrating and powerful essays written in the history of political economy.

About Land & Livestock Interntional, Inc.

Land and Livestock International, Inc. is a leading agribusiness management firm providing a complete line of services to the range livestock industry. We believe that private property is the foundation of America. Private property and free markets go hand in hand—without property there is no freedom. We also believe that free markets, not government intervention, hold the key to natural resource conservation and environmental preservation. No government bureaucrat can (or will) understand and treat the land with as much respect as its owner. The bureaucrat simply does not have the same motives as does the owner of a capital interest in the property. Our specialty is the working livestock ranch simply because there are so many very good reasons for owning such a property. We provide educational, management and consulting services with a focus on ecologically and financially sustainable land management that will enhance natural processes (water and mineral cycles, energy flow and community dynamics) while enhancing profits and steadily building wealth.
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3 Responses to The Law (LvMI)

  1. This is an easy and stimulating read, well worth the low price. — jtl, 419

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  2. Brian Patrick Corcoran says:

    Also availible as a free ebook download from Piratebay.  Attached

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  3. phynedyning says:

    It’s now on my burgeoning ‘to read’ list.

    Phyne Dyning is a bit mystified by the swarms of Americans going to the theater to see the screen version of Hugo’s Les Misérables. It would seem they would want the work banned.

    http://phynedyning.wordpress.com/2013/01/03/why-arent-americans-calling-for-a-ban-on-hugos-les-miserables/

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