Frederic Bastiat () was a French economist, statesman, and author. In addition, Dean Russell had his work reviewed by Bertrand de Jouvenel, the. The problem has never been discussed so profoundly and passionately as in this essay by Frederic Bastiat from The essay might have been written today. Para Bastiat la función de la ley es proteger derechos preexistentes a la ley. Para contextualizar al autor hay que, a mi parecer, fijarse en algo más que el.

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All of these proposals are the high road to communism; legislation will then be — in fact, it already is — the battlefield for the fantasies and greed of everyone. Away, then, with quacks and organizers!

The purpose of the law is to protect individuals, protect collective interests, maintain justice. Do you look inward and yearn for freedom?

The annals of history bear witness to the truth of it: He arrived one day in the midst of a tribe of savages, where a child had just been born. And what is property but an extension of our faculties? We object to a state religion. They divide mankind into two parts. Away, then, with quacks and organizers!


A fatal tendency of mankind They will say to you: If every person has the right to defend even by force — his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the right to organize and support a common force to protect these rights constantly. Those who create the laws can allow legal plundering of society.

Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. There are translation differences, some fairly significant, between these versions.

Therein lies the political danger. Here are, however, a few extracts from Louis Blanc’s book on the organization of labor: What does the state desire of its people? Bastiat concludes his penetrating analysis with this: Woe to the nation when this latter purpose prevails among the mass victims of lawful plunder when they, in turn, seize the power fredericc make laws! Customers who bought this frwderic also bought. After this is done, it remains for specific laws to equalize inequality by imposing burdens upon the rich and granting relief to the poor.

La Ley : Frederic Bastiat :

How to identify legal plunder Legal plunder is the law giving one person previously owned by someone else. I’m with him all the way.

Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? They violate neither his personality, ,ey liberty, nor his property. A people who are to be returned to liberty must be formed anew. Because they are presumed to be incapable.


The Law Quotes by Frédéric Bastiat(page 4 of 6)

The Influence of Socialist Writers How did politicians ever come to believe this weird idea that the law could be made to produce what it does not contain — lye wealth, science, and religion that, in a positive sense, constitute prosperity? We disapprove of education by the State—then we are against education altogether. Why does the nation impose collective identity? But the most extended system permits only 9 million people to vote.

The Law Quotes

Away with their rings, and their chains, and their hooks, and their pincers! But how moral is the constitution? This is a great socio-political and philosophical discourse.

Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil l, but also it is a fertile source for further evils because it invites reprisals.