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The Candlemakers' Petition

Audio Essay

Tags Free MarketsMedia and CultureInterventionism

11/10/2009Claude Frédéric Bastiat

"The Candlemakers' Petition" is a well known satire of protectionism written and published in 1845, as part of Bastiat's Economic Sophisms. This audio essay is narrated by Gennady Stolyarov, II.


Claude Frédéric Bastiat

Frédéric Bastiat was the great French proto-Austrolibertarian whose polemics and analytics run circles around every statist cliché. His primary desire as a writer was to reach people in the most practical way with the message of the moral and material urgency of freedom.