186. What Does the “Candlestick Makers Petition” Teach Us?

Imagine a light company trying to sue the sun for stealing its jobs. Sounds ridiculous, but these types of protectionist complaints actually happen today in real life. In Frédéric Bastiat’s “Candlestick Makers Petition” he uses satire to explain protectionism. But his comical piece later turned into a reality when a landscaping labor union tried to […]

44. What is The Broken Window Fallacy

Every time an individual takes an action, there are consequences. Sometimes we can see the consequences of our actions immediately, like if we don’t tie our shoe and then trip and fall down. Other times, it’s more difficult to see the consequences of the things we do. Today we discuss what Frédéric Bastiat had to […]

29. What Is “The Law?”

What are individual rights, and where do they come from? Should the government help people, or should we? Links:  The Law PDF Books: The Tuttle Twins Learn About The Law The Law The Tuttle Twins and the Case of the Broken Window That Which Is Seen, And That Which Is Not Seen