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 multiply the precious metals, especially when the pretended resources of prohibition have been exhausted, they add, ‘We will make fictitious money, nothing is more easy, and then every citizen will have his pocket-book full of it, and they will all be rich.'”

Frédéric Bastiat

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