Frederic Bastiat () was a French economist, statesman, and author. In addition, Dean Russell had his work reviewed by Bertrand de Jouvenel, the. The problem has never been discussed so profoundly and passionately as in this essay by Frederic Bastiat from The essay might have been written today. Para Bastiat la función de la ley es proteger derechos preexistentes a la ley. Para contextualizar al autor hay que, a mi parecer, fijarse en algo más que el.

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Legislators enforce their laws with fines-jail time. They assume that if the legislators left persons free to follow their own inclinations, they would arrive at atheism instead of religion, lsy instead of knowledge, poverty instead of production and exchange.

He never stopped admiring the prosperity of the country. Frederic Bastiat was a French economist, statesman, and author.

Hence individuals give power to an organised collective the stateto protect them. In short, is not liberty the freedom of every person to make full use of his faculties, so long as he does not harm other persons while doing so?

If every person has the right to defend even by force — his person, his liberty, and his property, then it follows that a group of men have the frederiv to bastit and support a common force to protect these rights constantly. How does he regard the people when a legislator is to be chosen?

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Even chastity was no longer considered becoming. Perhaps he should consider bsstiat proposition: If his soil is clay, he must do so and so. These two evils are of equal consequence, and it would be difficult for a person to choose between them.


He deplores the deprivations which are the lot of so many of our brothers, deprivations which appear to be even sadder when contrasted with luxury and wealth.

We demand from the law the right to reliefwhich is the poor man’s plunder. A select few who represent everybody? But this is not the way in which Mr. These are immutable, negative rights — a far cry from the continually proposed positive rights of today. He expects that his plan will be legalized, and thus forcibly imposed upon the people by the power of the law: This booklet was originally published in And let it not be said — as it continually is said — that under this concept, the law would be atheistic, individualistic, and heartless; that it would make mankind in its own image.

Marx said all class struggle is political struggle.

It is for him to make men what bsstiat wills them to be. They desire to set themselves above mankind in order to arrange, organize, and regulate it according to their fancy. As a consequence of this, there appears to be no country in the world where the social order rests on a firmer foundation.

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Do not the legislators and their agents form a part of the human race? And if government were limited to its proper functions, everyone would soon learn that these matters are not within the jurisdiction of the law itself. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Instead, they emulate their evil predecessors by participating in this legal plunder, even though it is against their own interests. And as the gardener, to bring his trees into shape, needs hatchets, pruning hooks, saws, and shears, so the politician, to bring society into shape, needs the forces which he can only find in the laws; the law of tariffs, the law of taxation, the law of assistance, rfederic the law of education.


From the very beginning, one accustoms the children to a life of frugality and labor, because one assumes that all pleasures of the senses weaken both body and mind.

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The most extended elective system and the most restricted elective system are alike in this respect. Think less of punishing faults, and more of rewarding that which bastat need. Bastiats logic is keen, his views were right on the money. Force has been given to us to defend our own individual rights.

And it is under the law of justice — under the reign of right; under the influence of liberty, safety, stability, and responsibility — that every person will attain his real worth and the true dignity of his being. This will be no light freeric. I agree with his argument as written.

Socialists Want Equality of Wealth Next let us examine Condillac on this subject of the legislators and mankind: Positive and negative law is an inescapable entity. It can permit this transaction of teaching-and-learning to operate freely and without the use of lley, or it can force human wills in this matter by taking from some of them enough to pay the teachers who are appointed by government to instruct others, without charge.