May 1, 2009

Frederic Bastiat's "The Law" Essay

I just discovered that FEE announced the winners for their Bastiat essay contest. That's all fine and good with me, but the essay that I entered would like a home. Hence, I'll be posting it here for you to read, if you be so inclined.

The topic I chose to address was:
Since the law organizes justice, why should it not also organize labor, education, and religion? What is the author’s answer to this question? How does the law commit legal plunder when used to promote charity? Education? Morality and religion?

There are four parts.

Introduction // The Injustice of Enforcing "Good" // A Call for Realism // Justice Alone is Enough


Michael said...

I'll definitely enjoy reading it.