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April 2009

Frédéric Bastiat
L’Etat c'est la grande fiction par laquelle tout le monde s'efforce de vivre aux dépens de tous les autres.
Or translated into English.
The state is this great fictitious entity by which everyone seeks to live at the expense of everyone else.
Claude Frédéric Bastiat (1801–1850) was a French classical liberal theorist, political economist, and member of the French assembly. He was the author of many works on economics, containing many strongly-worded attacks on statist and protectionist policies. His two most renowned books were "The Law" and "Economic Sophisms".

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