by M. Frederic Bastiat
This is a must-read classic from the brilliant French economist and philosopher.
One of M. Frederic Bastiat's most influential essays, That Which Is Seen and That Which
Is Not Seen details the way in which economic truths are gained - by
looking at the whole picture. Bastiat show that the things overlooked or "not seen" are often the less
desirable sides of the issues, and that it is these things which should be examined
the most when making laws or economic decisions.
This book holds particular weight in our current state of affairs, and should be
especially examined for its uncovering of wasteful government spending practices.