Frederic Bastiat

Frederic Bastiat

was a French classical liberal theorist, political economist, and member of the French assembly.
...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. /purpose/ Frederic Bastiat quotes

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