May 16, Wed, Political Economy Book Club discusses Bastiat’s “Essays on Political Economy”

Image of Frédéric Bastiat from Wikimedia

This work was selected to coincide with the G8 meetings the subsequent weekend (which were to have been in Chicago but have been relocated).  Bastiat was “indeed a lucid and superb writer, whose brilliant and witty essays and fables to this day are remarkable demolitions of protectionism and all forms of government subsidy and control,” according to economist Murray Rothbard.  The work being discussed, Essays on Political Economy, is freely available in various written and audio formats.

At 6 PM on Wednesday, May 16.  Optional RSVP to convenor Bob Matter by email or phone 312 362 9302.  The event, at 28 E Jackson #1004, is free (donations welcome) and open to all.