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Toward a Trinitarian Understanding of the Free Market

The concept of the Trinity is foundational to the Christian life. This fundamental doctrine teaches that there are not three gods but one God in three persons (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit). 816 more words

Blaine Conzatti

Bastiat on The State

I ran across one of my favorite quotes the other day on the internet. The quote is from the 19th century French journalist, economist, and social critic Frederic Bastiat and his seminal work  179 more words

The Wrong Enemy and the Right Enemy

If you listen to the progressive left for any length of time, you will no doubt hear a lot of bashing of wealthy people in society. 254 more words

The Unseen Effects of Banning Alcohol Along Highways

Sometime back the Supreme Court prohibited the sale of liquor within 500 metres of state highways and national highways. As it said in its second judgement on the issue: “India has a high rate of road accidents and fatal road accidents – one of the advisories states that it is the highest in the world with an accident occurring every four minutes.” 636 more words

Bangalore Mirror

The Broken Window Fallacy

Frederic Bastiat was the man who came up with the idea of this fallacy. The fallacy goes like this: A boy throws a brick through a shop’s window, A crowd quickly gathers to sympathize with the poor shopkeeper. 271 more words

Economy

An Evening With Bastiat

Yesterday, my wife and I attended a lecture hosted by the Charlotte chapter of the Bastiat Society. I was thrilled to learn there was a local chapter in Charlotte and even more excited to learn there was a free lecture being given on Capitalism. 684 more words

Government

Without Government Who Would Pay for My Stuff?

Yeah, yeah. Taxation is theft and all that – and you’ve doubtless heard the canned response of “But without taxes and government spending, what would we do about ________ ?” Well, we saw a pretty great little chart floating around on the internet recently that does a nice job of answering this question in a simple and effective way. 116 more words