Friday, March 2, 2012

Bastiat: the Law

"See if the law takes from some persons what belongs to them, and gives it to other persons to whom it does not belong. See if the law benefits one citizen at the expense of another by doing what the citizen himself cannot do without committing a crime. Then abolish this law without delay, for it is not only an evil itself, but also it is a fertile source for further
evils because it invites reprisals."

-- Frédéric Bastiat

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