Frédéric Bastiat, fully Claude Frédéric Bastiat

Frédéric
Bastiat, fully Claude Frédéric Bastiat
1801
1850

French Political Economist, Classical Liberal Theorist

Author Quotes

A science of economics must be developed before a science of politics can be logically formulated. Essentially, economics is the science of determining whether the interests of human beings are harmonious or antagonistic. This must be known before a science of politics can be formulated to determine the proper functions of government.

Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.

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Frédéric
Last Name
Bastiat, fully Claude Frédéric Bastiat
Birth Date
1801
Death Date
1850
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French Political Economist, Classical Liberal Theorist