Frederic Bastiat

Frederic Bastiat

was a French classical liberal theorist, political economist, and member of the French assembly.
The sort of dependence that results from exchange, i.e., from commercial transactions, is a reciprocal dependence. We cannot be dependent upon a foreigner without his being dependent on us. Now, this is what constitutes the very essence of society. To sever natural interrelations is not to make oneself independent, but to isolate oneself completely.More Frederic Bastiat quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Countries which enjoy the highest level of peace, happiness and prosperity are the ones where the law least interfered with private affairs.More Frederic Bastiat quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Each of us has a natural right, from God, to defend his person, his liberty, and his property.More Frederic Bastiat quotes [10/11/2011 11:10:49]
I find it hard to understand why those who demand Unitary Education by the State do not also demand a Unitary Press by the State... Either the State is infallible, in which case we could not do better than to submit to it the entire domain of intelligent thought, or it is not, in which case it is no more rational to hand over education to it than the press.More Frederic Bastiat quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
...the statement, "The purpose of the law is to cause justice to reign," is not a rigorously accurate statement. It ought to be stated that the purpose of the law is to prevent injustice from reigning. In fact, it is injustice, instead of justice, that has an existence of its own. Justice is achieved only when injustice is absent.More Frederic Bastiat quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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