A Biography of Frédéric Bastiat

Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850): Between the French and Marginalist Revolutions By Thomas J. DiLorenzo CLAUDE FREDERIC BASTIAT was a French economist, legislator, and writer who championed private property, free markets, and limited government. Perhaps the main underlying theme of Bastiat’s writings was that the free market was inherently a source of “economic harmony” among individuals, as long […]

A Biography of A.R.J. Turgot (1727-1781)

Brief, Lucid, and Brilliant MURRAY N. ROTHBARD “To suppose all consumers to be dupes, and all merchants and manufacturers to be cheats, has the effect of authorizing them to be so, and of degrading all the working members of the community.” ANNE ROBERT JACQUES TURGOT’S career in economics was brief but brilliant, and in every […]

The Turgot Collection

Introduction by Murray N. Rothbard Anne Robert Jacques Turgot’s career in economics was brief but brilliant, and in every way remarkable. In the first place, he died rather young, and second, the time and energy he devoted to economics was comparatively little. He was a busy man of affairs, born in Paris to a distinguished […]