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Unseen Economics

Why bother with an obscure French economist and essayist who wrote in the first half of the nineteenth century? I’ll come to it. But first to my use of the word obscure. After all, there are dozens of Bastiat societies around the world under the auspices of the American Institute for Economic Research. Still, I doubt Frédéric Bastiat appears in any Australian university undergraduate economics course. He certainly didn’t appear in mine. And, as I pointed out in an article I wrote on Bastiat’s economic insights in the September 2020 issue of Quadrant, he doesn’t appear in Mark Blaug’s Economic Theory…

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