quotes tagged with 'claude'

But we assure the socialists that we repudiate only forced organization, not natural organization. We repudiate the forms of association that are forced upon us, not free association. We repudiate forced fraternity, not true fraternity. We repudiate the artificial unity that does nothing more than deprive persons of individual responsibility. We do not repudiate the natural unity of mankind under Providence.

Author: Claude Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850), Source: http://jpetrie.myweb.uga.edu/frog.htmlSaved by libertyquotes in bastiat claude frédéric 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?

Author: Claude Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850), Source: http://jpetrie.myweb.uga.edu/frog.htmlSaved by libertyquotes in bastiat claude frédéric 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Now, legal plunder can be committed in an infinite number of ways. Thus we have an infinite number of plans for organizing it: tariffs, protection, benefits, subsidies, encouragements, progressive taxation, public schools, guaranteed jobs, guaranteed profits, minimum wages, a right to relief, a right to the tools of labor, free credit, and so on, and so on. All these plans as a whole—with their common aim of legal plunder—constitute socialism.

Author: Claude Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850), Source: http://jpetrie.myweb.uga.edu/frog.htmlSaved by libertyquotes in bastiat claude frédéric 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The plans differ; the planners are all alike...

Author: Claude Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850), Source: http://jpetrie.myweb.uga.edu/frog.htmlSaved by libertyquotes in bastiat claude frédéric 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

Law cannot organize labor and industry without organizing injustice.

Author: Claude Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850), Source: http://jpetrie.myweb.uga.edu/frog.htmlSaved by libertyquotes in bastiat claude frédéric 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

People are beginning to realize that the apparatus of government is costly. But what they do not know is that the burden falls inevitably on them

Author: Claude Frédéric Bastiat (1801-1850) , Source: http://jpetrie.myweb.uga.edu/frog.htmlSaved by libertyquotes in bastiat claude frédéric 7 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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