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Source link: http://archive.mises.org/4702/the-law-stirling-translation-1874/

The Law (Stirling Translation, 1874)

February 17, 2006 by

[The full essay was published in French in 1850. This piece was published in English as part of Essays on Political Economy (G.P. Putnams & Sons, 1874) with authoritative translation by British economist Patrick James Stirling, with changes by David Wells. Spellings are American English. In text and also available in PDF.]


Paul Tenney February 18, 2006 at 12:05 am

I like the new “Weekend Read” feature! One suggestion though: could you include the author’s name in the graphics/formatting of the blog post?

Doug Wiltfong February 18, 2006 at 2:26 am

“The Law” by Frederic Bastiat is one of the best things I have ever read in my life. Much of the way I think about the world comes from it.

Gérard Dréan February 18, 2006 at 2:57 am

Just to correct a typo. The population of 1850 France was 36 million, as correctly stated in the original French text, not 86 million as stated in the English text. Anyway, congratulations for paying deserved tribute to Bastiat.

bkmarcus February 18, 2006 at 11:47 am

Gérard Dréan, thank you for pointing out that discrepancy. We’ve corrected the text.

kyuuri February 20, 2006 at 5:41 am

This is a japanese traslation of Bastiat’s Law.
It’s a pdf file.You can see the image of japanese translation.

I translated The law into japanese 2years ago.
and I have a plan to tranlate Bastiat’s other essays into japanese.

and This is my Bastiat’s site.

N. Joseph Potts February 21, 2006 at 6:44 pm

Bastiat states that no one could hold the government responsible for changes in the temperature, in here. That was before Global Warming. He is more right today than he could ever have imagined – or feared.

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