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Tag Archives: Frederic Bastiat
“And now that the legislators and do-gooders have so futilely inflicted so many systems upon society, may they finally end where they should have begun: May they reject all systems, and try liberty; for liberty is an acknowledgment of faith … Continue reading
“The safest way to make laws respected is to make them respectable.” – Frédéric Bastiat
First Principles: In Short, Is Not Liberty the Freedom of Every Person To Make Full Use of His Faculties, So Long As He Does Not Harm Other Persons While Doing So?
“In short, is not liberty the freedom of every person to make full use of his faculties, so long as he does not harm other persons while doing so? Is not liberty the destruction of all despotism — including, of … Continue reading
First Principles: Everyone Wants To Live At the Expense of the State. They Forget That the State Lives At the Expense of Everyone
“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.” – Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850)