Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Long Shadow of Frédéric Bastiat

"Frédéric Bastiat's legacy has two key components: his artful polemics for free markets and his uncompromising conviction that men's interests are "naturally harmonious" to the extent that their property rights are respected. He was an artist with an unfailing loyalty to logic, and a revolutionary who fought the interventionist schemes of both the Right and Left despite suffering from a debilitating terminal illness."

From "The Long Shadow of Frédéric Bastiat" by George Smith, at Mises Daily.

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