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(PRWEB) August 09, 2012 -- Presenting the simple idea that following a natural law of economics can bring prosperity to individuals and all of society, this new book explores the premise that everyone is equal in the eyes of the law and has a right to pursue financial security. The author draws on two works by mid-19th-century theorist Fredric Bastiat, who lived in revolutionary France while developing his Theory of Freedom at the same time as Karl Marx developed his Theory of Communism. This new work sheds light on Bastiat, who found inspiration in the United States and its founding principal of individual liberty for his books “The Law” and “Harmonies of Political Economy.”
In “The Prosperity of Liberty: A Theory of Freedom” – a call for action – the author defines prosperity, why it is liberty that provides prosperity, and he details why he believes the United States is history’s most prosperous nation. He based his ideas on Bastiat’s work because that thinker’s ideas still have relevance today. “The issues may change with time, but human nature and the nature of politics are the same today as they have ever been,” he writes.
The book’s first section, based on “The Law,” explores topics like justice, plunder, corruption of law, government, universal suffrage and social democracy. The second and more extensive section, based on “Harmonies of Political Economy,” features subjects like society’s natural order, service, wants and suffering, exchange, value, accumulation, investment, competition and relationship of liberty to prosperity. A series of addendums, including a section on the current economic climate, rounds out this comprehensive and provocative look at prosperity and its relationship to freedom.
Author Thomas Wickert first discovered the works of Frederic Bastiat in spring 2010, and they inspired him to explore those writings in connection with the nation’s current economic hardships. Wickert, a programmer, is involved in technical stock market analysis. Previously, he developed and managed relational databases for manufacturing companies. He hopes readers will contribute their own ideas about prosperity to the blog found at http://www.prosperityofliberty.com.
For additional information, please visit http://www.prosperityofliberty.com.
The Prosperity of Liberty: A Theory of Freedom
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-0970-4 364 pages $17.00 US
Available at Ingram, Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and fine bookstores everywhere.
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