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“What, then, is law? It is the collective organization of the individual right to lawful defense.

Each of us has a natural right—from God—to defend his person, his liberty, and his property.

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The Law by Frederic Bastiat

Among libertarian-conservatives, Frederic Bastiat’s 1850 tract, The Law, is considered among the “must reads.” The book is a quick read and Bastiat’s writing is easy to understand. 194 more words

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Frédéric Bastiat's The Law as a precursor to de Soto's Mystery of Capital

In his paper The Critic of Exploitation: Adam Smith, Richard Morgan cites Milton Friedman’s emphasis on the importance of a proper legal framework even before privatization. 366 more words


"It's the law"!: Liberal exclamations and Frédéric Bastiat

Anyone who has interacted with liberals long enough will have encountered that awfully painful screech: “It’s the law”! In the liberal worldview, whatever the government decrees must be right. 585 more words


Frederic Bastiat in The Law

“But there is also another tendency that is common among people. When they can, they wish to live and prosper at the expense of others. This is no rash accusation.

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Jason Derulo Makes a Sexy Case for Open Borders

As a long-time advocate of open borders, my new favorite song is Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty.” I was initially drawn to the delightful ditty by its catchy rhythms and colorful instrumentation. 705 more words

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