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"FRÉDÉRIC BASTIAT (1801-50): Campaigner for Free Trade, Political Economist, and Politician in a Time of Revolution"
A Lecture by Dr. David M. Hart

[Created October 13, 2010]
[Updated January 14, 2013]

 

 


 

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Lectures on Frédéric Bastiat

21. “How not to make Economics “Dull and Boring”: The Contribution of Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850)”

Venue: Talk given to the Institute for Economic Affairs, London, November 14, 2012.

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20. "Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) and Rethinking Classical Economics in the mid-19th Century"

Venue: Institute for Liberal Studies, A Brief History of Economic Thought, The University of Toronto, 29 September, 2012

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19. "Bastiat: The Self-Taught Economist"

Venue: Talk to the Bastiat Society of Delaware, Wilmington, June 7, 2012

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18. “'Is Biography History?' The Relationship between Ideas and Action in the Life of Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850): A Biographical Approach".

Venue: A paper given to the Historical Society's 2012 Conference, University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, June 1, 2012

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17. "Frédéric Bastiat’s Distinction between Legal and Illegal Plunder"

Venue: A Paper given at the Molinari Society Session “Explorations in Philosophical Anarchy” at the Pacific Meeting of the American Philosophical Society, Seattle WA, 7 April, 2012.

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16. "Why Broken Windows and Candles Matter: The Continuiing Importance of Frédéric Bastiat"

Venue: the Bastiat Foum, Sydney, December 1, 2011

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15. "How Austrian were the French? [Or How French are the Austrians?]: An Austro-Australian Perspective"

Venue: the Mises Seminar, Sydney, November 26, 2011

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14. "Cato Institute Book Forum on Bastiat's Collected Works, vol. 1"

Venue: Cato Institute, 14 October, 2011, Washington, D.C.

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13. "Frédéric Bastiat’s Rhetoric of Liberty in the Economic Sophisms (1846-1850)".

Venue: Tocqueville Room, Workshop in Political Theory and Policy Analysis, Indiana University, Bloomington, September 26, 2011. 12.00-1.30 pm.

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12. "Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850): Campaigner for Free Trade, Political Economist, & Politician in a Time of Revolution", Bastiat Society, Charleston SC, August 3, 2011

Venue: Bastiat Society, Charleston SC, August 3, 2011.

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11. "Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850): Campaigner for Free Trade, Political Economist, & Politician in a Time of Revolution"

Venue: Seminar at St. George's College, University of Western Australia, July 12, 2011

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10. "Frédéric Bastiat’s Rhetoric of Liberty in the Economic Sophisms (1846-1850)"

Venue: Seminar at the Department of Economics, Notre Dame University, Freemantle, Western Australia, July 12, 2011

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9. "Opposing Economic Fallacies, Legal Plunder, and the State: Frédéric Bastiat’s Rhetoric of Liberty in the Economic Sophisms (1846-1850)".

Venue: History of Economic Thought Society of Australia, RMIT Melbourne, Australia. 8 July, 2011.

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8. "The Liberty Fund & and the Battle for Ideas about Liberty" and "A Brief Introduction to the Thought of Frédéric Bastiat," A Talk to the Mount Hamilton Society, San Jose, April 6, 2011.

Venue: Silicon Valley Capital Club, Knight Ridder Building, San Jose.

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7. "Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850): Campaigner for Free Trade, Political Economist, & Politician in a Time of Revolution", A Lecture in the David S. Saurman Provocative Lecture Series, Department of Economics, San Jose State University, April 4, 2011

Venue: Morris Dailey Auditorium, San Jose State University, April 4, 2011, 5.15 pm.

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6. "Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850): Campaigner for Free Trade, Political Economist, & Politician in a Time of Revolution", Arizona Society of Economic Teachers, Phoenix, Arizona, April 2, 2011

Venue: Arizona Society of Economic Teachers, Mesa Community College, Phoenix, Arizona, April 2, 2011, 10.45 am.

Breakout Session: "How to use Liberty Fund's online resources on Economics."

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5. "Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850): Campaigner for Free Trade, Political Economist, & Politician in a Time of Revolution", Foundation for Economic Education, NY, February 26, 2011

Venue: Foundation for Economic Education, NY, February 26, 2011, 6.15 PM.

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A Video of My Presentation is available here: <http://vimeo.com/21778355> and at this site here.

 


 

4. "Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850): Campaigner for Free Trade, Political Economist, & Politician in a Time of Revolution", George Mason University, Fairfax, VA, February 17, 2011

Venue: Mason Students for Liberty and the Mason Econ Society, February 17, 2011, 6.30 PM.

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3. "The Importance of Frédéric Bastiat" at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, February 8, 2011

"The Importance of Frédéric Bastiat" at the EB Ball Center, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, February 8, 2011, 2.30-4.00 PM.

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2. "Frédéric Bastiat: The Legendary Life and Works at a Time of Revolution": Students for Liberty, Webinar, Monday November 1, 2010, 8.00-9.00 PM Eastern Standard Time.

"Frédéric Bastiat: The Legendary Life and Works at a Time of Revolution"

Limericks written today in Honour of Bastiat:

There once was an arch anti-statist,
Who thought the state's dangers were greatest,
When those whom it bettered,
Fought those whom it fettered,
With statutes that made them the strongest.

There once was a critic of tariffs,
Who argued restrictions are rip offs,
Consumers are plundered,
Trade rivals are hindered,
And commerce in all quarters drops off.

 


 

1. "Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850): Campaigner for Free Trade, Political Economist, & Politician in a Time of Revolution" at the Institute for Liberal Studies, University of Ottawa, 15 October, 2010.

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Slide Show presented at the Lecture [8 MB PDF]

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