Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Commercial Tendency


"It is clear that the more the commercial tendency prevails, the weaker the tendency to war must become."

Benjamin Constant
French intellectual and politician
1767-1830

2 comments:

rigo said...

Well, i read Bastiat use to say something like "if the goods dont pass the borders, the armys will..." (or something close).

Nice blog. Put you on my reader.

-Rigo.

Ben Rast said...

Yes, Bastiat said that. Interestingly, Constant died about ten years before Bastiat began writing in ernest.