I must have been forty years old before reading Frederic Bas-
tiat’s classic The Law. An anonymous person, to whom I shall
eternally be in debt, mailed me an unsolicited copy.After reading
the book I was convinced that a liberal-arts education without an
encounter with Bastiat is incomplete. Reading Bastiat made me
keenly aware of all the time wasted, along with the frustrations of
going down one blind alley after another, organizing my philoso-...