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I recently started reading some works of Frederic Bastiat (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fr%C3%A9d%C3%A9ric_Bastiat) and I was very impressed. I also was impressed with how much his opinions on economy (not on god ;-) are in line with the opinions of Ayn Rand (no conflict of interest among men in Ayn Rand equals economic harmonies in Bastiat). I have found this page listing some of the works Ayn Rand read: http://www.noblesoul.com/orc/misc/read.html

In this list are works of Henry Hazlitt, specifically 'Economics in One Lesson' is basically an applications of the lessons Hazlitt learned from Bastiat.

I am not the first to notice some similarities: http://bastiat.net/en/about/influence.html

I say, all hail to Bastiat!

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In The Letters of Ayn Rand

Dear Rose Wilder Lane:

Thank you for your note on The Fountainhead in the National Economic Council's Book Reviews. I was startled to see it, and I appreciate it very much.

I want to congratulate you on your review of the Bastiat books. It was a masterful job. I shall look forward with real pleasure and interest to future copies of this magazine. It is such a rare treat to read intelligent book reviewing for a change.

I am sorry that I did not have a chance to see you while I was in New York, but I hope that we shall meet some day in person, as we certainly must.

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