Bastiat the Great (Mises Memo Newsletter, Fall 2001)
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Mises Memo Newsletter, Fall 2001
Bastiat the Great
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Claude Frederic
Bastiat (1801-1850), the great French economist whose parables of the folly
of interventionism still resonate today His writings foreshadowed the work
of Ludwig von Mises and the Austrian School, not only because he defended
free markets and private property but also because he wrote plainly and
always strove to make sense--rare qualities among economists in any age.