Essays on Political Economy

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[FOURTH (PEOPLE'S) EDITION.]


ESSAYS


ON


POLITICAL ECONOMY.


BY THE LATE

M. FREDERIC BASTIAT,

MEMBER OF THE INSTITUTE OF FRANCE.



LONDON:

PROVOST & CO., 36 HENRIETTA STREET,

COVENT GARDEN.

PRINTED FOR PROVOST AND CO.,
PUBLISHERS, LONDON.

CONTENTS.


PAGE
CAPITAL AND INTEREST.
     introduction 1
     capital and interest 5
     the sack of corn 19
     the house 22
     the plane 24
THAT WHICH IS SEEN, AND THAT WHICH IS NOT SEEN.
     introduction 49
     the broken window 50
     the disbanding of troops 54
     taxes 58
     theatres, fine arts 63
     public works 71
     the intermediates 74
     restrictions 83
     machinery 90
     credit 97
     algeria 102
     frugality and luxury 107
     work and profit 116
GOVERNMENT 119
WHAT IS MONEY? 136
THE LAW 173