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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A strong force and vigorous action are necessary to destroy old prejudices, to change old customs, to correct depraved affections, to restrict superfluous wants, and to destroy ingrained vices It is not true that the mission of the law is to regulate our consciences, our ideas, our will, our education, our sentiments, our sentiments, our exchanges, our gifts, our enjoyments.

Oppression is too often disguised as charity, legality, or altruism. A law saying “you shall not murder” states not to murder, but also states to protect life from danger.

In fact, are they not merely considered to be the raw material baxtiat which the machine is made? Book ratings by Goodreads. To these intellectuals and writers, the relationship between persons and the legislator appears to be the same as the relationship between the clay and the potter. Those who desire to establish similar institutions must do as follows: But if this were permitted, we would see the people taking this opportunity to become atheists.


Ve one was permitted to be useless to the state.

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And because its lsy are eternal, it will still be read when another century has passed. While I don’t identify with the top-down dictatorial outlook that was so common in socialism into the midth century, while Bastiat quoted his opponent, I saw exactly my views on liberty: Nor does it come from a gloomy and uncharitable spirit.

In this matter of education, the law has only two alternatives: But universal suffrage — using the word in its strictest sense — is not one of those sacred dogmas which it is a crime to examine or doubt. Does it not lead to an abyss?

How is it that the strange idea of making the law produce what it does not contain—prosperity, in a positive sense, wealth, science, religion—should ever have gained ground in the political world?

In any form of society, people never have direct control. Some particularly good quotes: It can be further stated that, thanks to the non-intervention of the state in private affairs, our wants and their satisfactions would develop themselves in a logical manner.

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Return to Book Page. In Greece, there were two kinds of republics. Is it not clear that, under these circumstances, those who voted could not inconvenience those who did not vote? Victims of Lawful Plunder Men naturally rebel against the injustice of which they are victims. But so far as they are social, they regard mankind as little better than mud. It warns of extremism while making a case for extremism itself.


All the measures of the law should protect property and punish plunder.

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They divide mankind into two parts. Product details File Size: And from whom will the state take them? Existence, faculties, assimilation—in other words, personality, liberty, property—this is man. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all.

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We have other claims. There is no need to punish persons for pomp and dissipation, for they are unknown in Crete This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

We can assure them that what we repudiate is not natural organization, but forced organization. The law has been used to bastiwt its own objective: He says that this act is only to be a temporary measure preceding a new constitution.