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THE BATTLEFIELD FOR EVERYBODY'S DREAMS AND EVERYBODY'S COVETOUSNESS

In his day (1801 – 1850) and with brilliant intellectual rigor and honesty, Frédéric Bastiat fiercely fought the Socialism that had become a national plague in France. 1,054 more words

Philosophy

WHAT WOULD IT MEAN TO MAKE AMERICA AMERICA AGAIN?

When I started to write this post, it occurred to me that I would not likely be the first to call to make America America again. 1,820 more words

Philosophy

HOW WE GET THE GOVERNMENT TO DO OUR DIRTY WORK

Were the gentlemen pictured above robber barons? I am not in a position to say. I just think that if we changed the names and faces that cartoon would be even more relevant today. 1,196 more words

Religion

WHAT IS GOVERNMENT?

Here are some more excerpts from Essays on Political Economy by Frédéric Bastiat. The subject here is Government. At the time Bastiat wrote (1848), competing groups of Socialists politicians promised the impossible to the people of France. 1,296 more words

Philosophy

WHAT IS NOT SEEN: THE BROKEN WINDOW

The Great Depression made people desperate, including farmers. When prices dropped because people could not afford to pay, some dairy farmers just dumped their milk (see… 1,115 more words

Philosophy

Still thinking about the Olympics

Rio Olympics are close to the end, and so far it has been a wonderful time for Brazilian athletes: the country is scoring 15 total in the medal table, quite high in its historical record. 975 more words

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