OT: THE LAW by Fredrick Bastiat

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An excellent essay, written in 1850. It must be enjoying fairly wide distribution just now, as it is # 90 on Amazon's chart as of yesterday.

Something to ponder on a Sunday afternoon.


-- Pinkrock (aphotonboy@aol.com), January 16, 2000


Maybe something to ponder on Monday night. Today, all I want to ponder is the Colts whupping Tennessee.

-- Lars (lars@indy.net), January 16, 2000.

Thanks Pinkrock, here is another book written back in that era which may be appropriate in todays stock market enviornment.

It was written back in 1841 by Charles MacKay and talks about a number of financial MANIAS prior to that period.

Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds


-- Ray (ray@totacc.com), January 16, 2000.

Oooops, try this link to Amazon.com.


-- Ray (ray@totacc.com), January 16, 2000.

OK, just go to Amazon.com and type in the title!!


-- Ray (ray@totacc.com), January 16, 2000.


Excellent read !!! Has been in my library for years.


It is an espescially good read when dining on horse meat (g)!!!

-- Common Man (me@libertytree.com), January 16, 2000.

Im with you Lars. In the meantime well watch the Rams put the Vikes on a bus back to the frozen tundra.

Rams 28, Vikings 17

Colts 24, Titans 21

-- Look (at@the.facts), January 16, 2000.

That is one of my favorite reads.I read it about 5 years ago it changed the way I precieved the world.Also "Our Enemy the State"by Edward Noch,read it if you havent

-- eric micael....allen (bizerr4@hotmail.com), January 16, 2000.


That should be Albert Jay Nock. That essay is on the web at least at the following link:

Our Enemy the State


-- Jerry B (skeptic76@erols.com), January 16, 2000.

Jerry,thanks...its been awhile since I've read it .he has some other good essays on doing the right thing and such,also worth reading

-- eric micael....allen (bizerr4@hotmail.com), January 16, 2000.

Other than the Bible, if I had to preserve ONE piece of writing, it would be The Law by Bastiat. I would keep that EVEN before the declaration of Independence or our Constitution. It is THAT important a work.

-- Paul Milne (fedinfo@halifax.com), January 16, 2000.

Er, make that 56 to 17.

-- look (at@the.facts), January 16, 2000.

The Law - Link
Thank You Pinkrock for posting this, I have put Lexrex Home in my Favorites.
Thank you Paul for shocking me with your statement! I read the essay
because of your claims, my eyes are still red and 'teared up' from reading this, a truely powerful work.

-- Possible Impact (posim@hotmail.com), January 16, 2000.

Lars -- too bad about the Colts :o)
All -- Bastiat's "The Law" is an extremely worthwile read. Until we have read stuff like that, we "know" a lot of things about politics and government that just aren't so.

-- A (A@AisA.com), January 16, 2000.

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