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"The state is the great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else."
(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
"The State", Journal des débats, issue of September 25, 1848 (in Selected Essays on Political Economy) par. 5.20 https://www.econlib.org/library/Bastiat/basEss.html?chapter_num=8