Sophisms of the Protectionists

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Frederic Bastiat

Narrated By: Katie Riley

Publisher: Books Should Be Free

Date: January 2011

Duration: 11 hours 8 minutes


"To rob the public, it is necessary to deceive them," Bastiat said and believed. He reasoned, employing repetition to various applications, against fallacious arguments promoting the "Protection" of industries to the detriment of consumers and society. (Introduction by Katie Riley)


  • Lee C

    First, this was a free book, so props for taking the time to record it. In the political atmosphere of post-election Trumpism, the topic is timely. Sophistry of protectionists is everywhere these days. Props again. Second, the reader should take the time to make sure pronunciation is correct. It was a bit jolting, not just for the French terms, names, words, but also for English words. The tempo could also be improved. Cutting off speaking in the middle of sentences was distracting. But, all that said, thank you for taking the time and effort to record this book.

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