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By Frederic Bastiat

What provides this paintings its particular caliber and locations it one of the classics of financial literature isn't just the logical rigor with which every fallacy is demolished, however the hugely unique and notable method within which the writer makes use of wit, irony, satire, discussion, and apologue to lessen faulty principles to patent absurdity, as, for instance, in his well-known petition of the candlemakers for cover opposed to the contest of the solar.

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