The Law, By Frederic Bastiat Essay
Bastiat identifies the two reasons as to why he believes the law in question is perverted by socialist tendencies. The first reason he recognizes is the greed of the few that control or the make laws. He explains that it is easier for those men to rally to take money from other men instead of working ceaselessly for it themselves.
The second reason as to why Bastiat believes the law is being perverted is the practice of misunderstood philanthropy. He goes on to explain that this reason is not driven by greed life the first, but by the inaccurate idea that in taking wealth from others they will be able to help those in need. Both of these reasons, in Bastiat’s words, could be the cause of a number of legal plunders that include programs like progressive taxation, free education, right to assistance, etc.
A logical argument is imperative to convince the audience that the speaker, in this case Bastiat, is correct and to persuade them to change…