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Frederic Bastiat

” Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.”

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"If goods don't cross borders, armies will" - the case of Russia

Recently I have been thinking quite a bit about the apparent rise of protectionism across the globe and in my quest to find data on the rise of protectionism I found some… 483 more words

"Capitalism, Not Technological Unemployment, is the Problem", by Kevin Carson

(Nick’s Notes: You can find the original article here)

At Slate, Will Oremus raises the question “What if technological innovation is a job-killer after all?” (“ 1,052 more words


This just in: people still respond to incentives

It appears that the bonanza that the federal government expected from raising taxes on tobacco in 2009 never materialized:

A 2009 law that raised federal taxes…

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Quote of the Day: Frederic Bastiat

Because he was one perceptive Frenchman…

The law has been perverted by the influence of two entirely different causes: stupid greed and false philanthropy.

– Frederic Bastiat


“If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good?

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Government As God

Quote of the Day: Bastiat, Again

The law perverted! The law — and, in its wake, all the collective forces of the nation — the law, I say, not only diverted from its proper direction, but made to pursue one entirely contrary!

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