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Famous Quote from Frederic Bastiat,


"The state is the great fiction
by which everybody seeks
to live at the expense of everybody else."


By:

Frederic Bastiat (more quotes by Frederic Bastiat or books by/about Frederic Bastiat)


(1801-1850) [Claude Frederic Bastiat] French economist, statesman, and author. He did most of his writing during the years just before -- and immediately following -- the French Revolution of February 1848

Source:

"The State", Journal des d├ębats, issue of September 25, 1848
(in Selected Essays on Political Economy) par. 5.20
<a href=http://www.econlib.org/library/Bastiat/basEss5>http://www.econlib.org/library/Bastiat/basEss5</a>

Courtesy of:

http://www.econlib.org/library/Bastiat/basEss5.html#Chapter 5, The State, fictitious

Keywords:

French Revolution

Categories:

Banking, Economics, Government, Hypocrisy, Ignorance, Politics, Responsibility, Socialism, Taxation, Welfare, Tax

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