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Frederic Bástiát
Frederic Bástiát
Frederic Bástiát.
BornJune 29, 1801
Bayonne, France
DiedDecember 24, 1850
Rome, Italy
French economist and statesman. Strong advocate of free-market and laissez-faire economics and libertarian political philosophy. Writings include Economic Sophisms and What Is Seen and What Is Not Seen.

The repository contains two quotes from Frederic Bástiát.

Politics and Government

The State is the great fiction by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.


The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be skillfully attacked, but to be ineptly defended.