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Broken window’s fallacy

Have you ever been witness to the fury of that solid citizen, James Goodfellow,*1 when his incorrigible son has happened to break a pane of glass? If you have been present at this spectacle, certainly you must also have observed that … Continue reading

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Plunder

“When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves, in the course of time, a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” Frédéric Bastiat

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Life, liberty and property

“Life, liberty and property do not exist because men have made laws.  On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty and property existed beforehand that cause men to make laws in the first place”. Frédéric Bastiat

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Bastiat on the use of force

“Since an individual cannot lawfully use force against the person, liberty, or property of another individual, then the common force -for the same reason- cannot lawfully be used to destroy the person, liberty, or property of individuals or groups”. Frédéric … Continue reading

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Is capitalism destroying natural resources?

Or, by the contrary, is it about optimizing resources? 1 iPhone = 16 devices “Life Is a Gift from God. We hold from God the gift which includes all others. This gift is life — physical, intellectual, and moral life. … Continue reading

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Bastiat on fiat money

‎”When legislators, after having ruined men by war and taxes, persevere in their idea, they say to themselves, ‘If the people suffer, it is because there is not money enough. We must make some.’ And as it is not easy to … Continue reading

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Frédéric Bastiat asks….

“If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents … Continue reading

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