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Happy Birthday to Frederic Bastiat!

So when I woke up this morning and checked out Facebook, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Frederic Bastiat was getting some abnormal attention from all of the free-market pages that I “Like.” It turns out that, today (June 29, 2015), he would have turned 214 years old! 41 more words

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Quote of the Day: Frederic Bastiat

The law has placed the collective force at the disposal of the unscrupulous who wish, without risk, to exploit the person, liberty, and property of others.

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Politics

What is Seen and What is Not Seen | Frederic Bastiat

What is Seen and What is Not Seen
by Frederic Bastiat

 

Quick Review

Government spending, we are told, stimulates the economy. By directing funds into the right sectors of the economy, the government can make it more efficient and effective. 262 more words

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FREDERIC BASTIAT et les néo-économistes

Les pages suivantes sont écrites en vue de défendre les idées de Fréderic Bastiat, non contre les attaques de ses adversaires, mais contre l’oubli et l’ingratitude de ses successeurs de nos jours qui, tout en développant les théories déjà soutenues par lui, il y a plus de quarante ans, aiment à se représenter comme les inventeurs de ces idées et, par-là, comme les rénovateurs de notre science, si bien qu’ils se sont donné le nom de néo-économistes. 4,123 more words

Economie Autrichienne

What is Money? | Frederic Bastiat

What is Money?
by Frederic Bastiat

Quick Review

Frederic Bastiat asks what to many is a simple question: what is money? In this work, formatted as a discussion between two friends, Bastiat shows that money is more than the paper bills issued by governments. 193 more words

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Government | Frederic Bastiat

Government
by Frederic Bastiat

Quick Review

Bastiat begins this 1848 essay by writing, “I wish someone would offer a prize for a good, simple, and intelligent definition of the word ‘Government.'” In his classic style, Bastiat then attempts to answer his own question, noting the many things that the government claims to be and the things that people ask it to do. 140 more words

Books

The Law | Frederic Bastiat

The Law
by Frederic Bastiat

 

Quick Review

Frederic Bastiat’s The Law is at or near the top of any libertarian reading list. It is a simple, yet profound expression of libertarian ideas in a readable pamphlet form. 333 more words

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