A Biography of Jean-Baptiste Say

J.B. Say: The Forgotten Early Austrian by Larry Sechrest Beyond some rudimentary facts, very little is available in English about the life of J.B. Say.1 He was born in Lyons, France, to middle-class Huguenot parents, and spent most of his early years in Geneva and London. As a young man, he returned to France in the […]

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 […]